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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-86

Peutz–Jeghers syndrome: An unusual cause of iron-deficiency anemia


1 Department of Pathology, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
2 Department of Surgery, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

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Dr. Evarisalin Marbaniang
Department of Pathology, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Mawdiangdiang, Shillong - 793 018, Meghalaya
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijh.ijh_14_19

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Peutz–Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare disorder, which is inherited as autosomal dominant. It is characterized by mucocutaneous melanotic spots and multiple hamartomatous polyps with an increased risk of cancer predispositions. PJS can present with complications such as iron-deficiency anemia as a result of bleeding from the gastrointestinal polyps and intestinal obstruction and/or intussusception if the polyps are of large size. We present a case of PJS with iron-deficiency anemia in a 16-year-old boy as a result of occult gastrointestinal bleeding from the hamartomatous gastrointestinal polyps.


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