Durand-Nicolas-Favre disease

Alternative eponyms

Related people

A venereal disease found world-wide, but particularly in tropical and subtropical climates. Now considered a historical term.

Description

Now considered a historical term. It is a venereal disease found world-wide, but particularly in tropical and subtropical climates. Marked by involvement of inguinal lymph glands with an exuding lesion. The causative agent is Chlamydia trachomatis (serologic type L1-3). It has also been observed in nonvenereal forms.

  • N. J. Durand, J. Nicolas, M. Favre:
    Lymphogranulomatose inguinale subaiguë d’origine génitale probable, peut-être vénérienne.
    Bulletin de la Société des Médecins des Hôpitaux de Paris, 1913, 3 sér., 35: 274-288.

  • W. S. Frei:
    Eine neue Hautreaktion bei «Lymphogranuloma inguinale».
    Klinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1925, 4: 2148-2149.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.

Disclaimer:

Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.