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Aqeel A, Al Aboud K, Al Harbi A, Alehibi A, Al Harbi R. Eponyms in dermatology literature linked to Otorhinolaryngology. Our Dermatol Online. 2017;8(1):112-113.

 

 
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Eponyms in dermatology literature linked to Otorhinolaryngology

Ahed Aqeel1, Khalid Al Aboud2, Ashraf Al Harbi1, Adnan Alehibi2, Rasha Al Harbi2

1Department of Hospital Administration, King Faisal Hospital, Makkah, Saudi-Arabia; 2Department of Public Health, King Faisal Hospital, Makkah, Saudi-Arabia

Corresponding author: Dr. Khalid Al Aboud, E-mail: amoa65@hotmail.com

Submission: 09.11.2016; Acceptance: 22.11.2016

DOI: 10.7241/ourd.20171.33


ABSTRACT

In some disorders, there are symptoms or signs shared by dermatology and ears, nose and throat (ENT) specialty. It is also known that there are eponyms in dermatology and ENT. The aim in this short communication is to shed some lights on the eponyms in dermatology literature linked to ENT.

Key words: Dermatology; Diseases; Eponyms


In some disorders, there are symptoms or signs shared by dermatology and ears, nose and throat (ENT) specialty. It is also known that there are eponyms in dermatology and ENT.

The aim in this short communication is to shed some lights on the eponyms in dermatology literature linked to ENT.

However, one may note that not all the disorders with shared symptoms and signs between dermatology and ENT are familiarly known by its correct eponym. Just as example, is Schwann syndrome, which is a combination of knuckle pads, leukonychia, and sensorineural deafness. It was first reported by Jadwiga Schwann.

Jadwiga Schwann was a dermatologist from Poland. Among her contributions to dermatology, she is credited for describing a syndrome, in German and Polish languages. This syndrome appeared latter in English literature by Robert S. Bart (Dermatologist) (Fig. 1) and Robert E. Pumphrey (Otolaryngologist); both from USA, and so the syndrome was then known as Bart – Pumphrey syndrome. Schwann syndrome is cited in the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, as knuckle pads, leukonychia, and sensorineural deafness. It is characterized by knuckle pads, leukonychia, palmoplanter keratoderma (PPK) and sensorineural deafness [1].

Figure 1: Robert S. Bart.

 

In Table 1 was listed selected eponymous conditions in dermatology literature linked to ENT.

 

Table 1: linked to ENT
 
Figure 2: Lucja Frey (1889-1942).
Figure 3: Wilhelm Frederick von Ludwig (1790-1865).
Figure 4: James Ramsay Hunt (1872-1937).

 

REFERENCES

1. Al Aboud K, Al Aboud A, Eponyms in the dermatology literature linked to PolandOur Dermatol Online 2013; 4: Suppl. 2424-5.

2. Bourgeois P, Morren MA, Frey’s Syndrome After Herpes Zoster Virus Infection in a 2-Year-Old GirlPediatr Dermatol 2015; 32: e184-5.

3. O’Neill JP, Condron C, Curran A, Walsh A, Lucja Frey–historical relevance and syndrome reviewSurgeon 2008; 6: 178-81.

4. Al Aboud K, Al Aboud A, Eponyms in the dermatology literature linked to the oral disordersOur Dermatol Online 2013; 4: 247-50.

5. Wagner G, Klinge H, Sachse MM, Ramsay Hunt syndromeJ Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2012; 10: 238-44.

6. Chodkiewicz HM, Cohen PR, Robinson FW, Rae ML, Ramsay Hunt syndrome revisitedCutis 2013; 91: 181-4.

7. Louis ED, Williams M, A biography of James Ramsay Hunt (1874-1937)J Hist Neurosci 2003; 12: 266-75.

Notes

Source of Support: Nil

Conflict of Interest: None declared.


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