Richard Barratt Terry (1914 – 1960) was an English Physician. Remembered for his description of Terry’s Nails (1954); Red half-moon nails (1954)
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Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute self-limited febrile multisystem vasculitis of childhood of unknown aetiology in which coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) may develop in 15% – 25% of untreated cases.
Terry’s nails are a type of apparent leukonychia, characterized by ground glass opacification of almost the entire nail, with a narrow band of normal, pink nail bed at the distal border, and often with obliteration of the lunula.
Muehrcke’s nails (or Muehrcke lines) are a disorder of the nail bed which can be a reflection of systemic disease. A distinct pattern of paired, white, transverse lines that usually spare the thumbnail and are most commonly in seen in association with hypoalbuminaemia, metabolic stress or chemotherapy.
Robert C. Muehrcke (1921 – 2003) was an American physician, and pioneer in the field of nephrology. Eponym: Muehrcke lines (1956)
Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 313 – Just when you thought your brain could unwind The medical trivia FFFF
A 4 year-old boy has been brought to the emergency department by his worried parents. He has had fevers for the past 6 days. Kawasaki disease?
Sir Vincent Zachary Cope (1881 – 1974) was a British physician and surgeon. Eponymously linked with Cope Psoas test and obturator test.
Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich (1815 – 1877) was a German physician. Inventor of the clinical thermometer. Wunderlich syndrome and law
Sister Mary Joseph (Julia Dempsey) (1856 – 1939) was an American Catholic nun, nurse, and hospital administrator. Sister Mary Joseph sign (1928)