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Esophageal Web

(Plummer-Vinson Syndrome; Paterson-Kelly Syndrome; Sideropenic Dysphagia)

By

Kristle Lee Lynch

, MD, Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania

Last full review/revision Sep 2020| Content last modified Sep 2020
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Whipple disease predominantly affects white men 30 to 60 years of age. Affected patients may have subtle defects of cell-mediated immunity that predispose to infection with T. whipplei. Of the patients with this disease, approximately what percentage have a positive result on HLA-B27 test?
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