In 1961, Jack Handyside Barnes, his nine year-old son, and a local surf lifesaver were rushed to Cairns Base Hospital after developing Irukandji syndrome. Thus the riddle of what caused Irukandji Syndrome was solved; years of detective work had reached its climax in a dramatic and decisive episode of self-experimentation. Jack Barnes was both a […]
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) – archaic eponym: Churg–Strauss syndrome (CSS) or allergic granulomatosis
1933 – Kartagener described the syndrome of situs inversus, chronic rhinosinusitis, and chronic bronchitis with bronchiectasis
Description What is the actual eponymous medical sign/syndrome/repair/classification… History 1808 – Gaspard Vieusseux (1746-1814) recorded a detailed description of his own illness (suffered on 29th of December, 1807) at a meeting of the Société médicochirugicale de Genève 1810 – Alexander Marcet (1770–1822) reproduced the case for the Royal Society ‘The gentleman who is the subject […]
Löffler (Loeffler) syndrome is a transient, self-limiting, and benign pulmonary eosinophilia, characterised by pulmonary opacities on X-ray, elevated blood eosinophils and an acute onset of potential symptoms of mainly cough and dyspnoea.