Paterson-Kelly syndrome

Definition / meaning of Paterson-Kelly syndrome

A disorder marked by anemia caused by iron deficiency, and a web-like growth of membranes in the throat that makes swallowing difficult. Having Paterson-Kelly syndrome may increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer. Also called Plummer-Vinson syndrome and sideropenic dysphagia.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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