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Description Kartagener syndrome (KS) History 1904 – AK Siewert from Kiev (Ukraine) described a patient who ‘since birth had the unusual combination of symptoms of bronchiectasis and situs inversus totalis‘ 1933 – Kartagener described the syndrome of situs inversus, chronic rhinosinusitis, and chronic bronchitis with bronchiectasis 1977 – Eliasson found that patients with this syndrome […]
Biography Born Died Medical Eponyms Kartagener syndrome (1933) – situs inversus with chronic sinusitis and bronchiectasis Kartagener disease (1942) – chronic form of eosinophilic pulmonary infiltration (transient form – Löffler syndrome) Key Medical Attributions Controversies Major Publications Kartagener M. Zur Pathogenese der Bronchiektasien. I. Mitteilung: Bronchiektasien bei Situs viscerum inversus. Beiträge zur Klinik der Tuberkulose. […]
Description What is the actual eponymous medical sign/syndrome/repair/classification… History How did the eponym come to be Associated Persons Wilhelm Löffler (1887 – 1972) Manes Kartagener (1897 – 1975) Alternative names Simple pulmonary eosinophilia Eosinophilic pneumonia Controversies Did they first describe or popularise or plagiarise? References Löffler W. Zur Differential-Diagnose der Lungenifiltrierungen. I. Frühfiltrate unter besonerer […]
Biography Born 28 June 1887 Basel, Switzerland 1911 – M.D. degree, Universities of Geneva, Basel and Vienna 1912 – Institut für Pathologie (Institute for Pathology), Universitätsspitals Basel (University Hospital Basel) 1913 – Physiological-Chemical Institute, University of Strasbourg 1913-1921 – University Hospital Basel 1917 – Completed the habilitation in internal medicine 1921-37 – Associate Professor of […]