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Archives for January 2011

Pulmmer-Vinson Syndrome

The triad of upper esophageal webs(small growth of tissue in esophagus) , dysphagia and iron deficiency anemia is called as Pulmmer-Vinson syndrome. It is also known as Paterson-Brown Kelly syndrome. What causes the Pulmmer-Vinson syndrome? The exact causes is still unknown but some believed that nutritional deficiencies (specially iron), genetic factor and autoimmune factor may play a role in Pulmmer-Vinson

Hashimoto Thyroiditis

Hashimoto thyroiditis is the autoimmune chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland leads to an underproduction thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism). This is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. The name Hashimoto is comes form the Japanese doctor Hashimoto Hakaru in 1912. What is the pathophysiology of Hashimoto thyroiditis? In Hashimoto thyroiditis auto antibodies are produced, which attack the own thyroid cells leads