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Unusual eponymous syndromes 

Unusual eponymous syndromes
Chapter:
Unusual eponymous syndromes
Source:
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties (9 ed.)
Author(s):

Judith Collier

, Murray Longmore

, and Keith Amarakone

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199591183.003.0010

See also ohcm p708–731.

To have any disease is unfortunate, but to have a rare disease is doubly so: the patient must often wait for ages for a diagnosis, and then he must contend with his physician’s lifelong morbid interest in him. Having a rare disease is common! (∼30 million in Europe): 5000 diseases have prevalences of 〈1:2000....

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