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Jadassohn-Dössekker disease

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Myxoedema tuberosum.

In 1916 Walter Dössekker published a very detailled analysis of case of myxoedema. He allready made a microscopic analysis in 1913, when Josef Jadassohn presented the case in front of a lokal medical association. According to the Russian experimental physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936), the merit of Dössekker was to classify the disease in the group of Myxoedema. At end of the 1920s the term Myxoedema Jadassohn-Dössekker was coined.


  • Vereinsberichte. Medizinisch-pharmazeutischer Bezirksverein.
    Correspondenz-Blatt für Schweizer Aerzte 1913, 43. Jg., 241-246 (Case presentation : 241-242)

  • W. Dössekker:
    Über einen Fall von atypischem tuberösem Myxödem.
    Archiv für Dermatologie und Syphilis, 1916, 123 : 76-129.

  • P. Pawloff:
    Ein Fall von atypischem tuberösem Myxödem.
    Archiv für Dermatologie und Syphilis, 1924, 147 : 513-519.

  • I. M. Per, N. L. Rossiansky:
    Ein Beitrag zur Frage des atypischen tuberösen Myxödems (Jadassohn-Dössekker).
    Archiv für Dermatologie und Syphilis, 1928, 156 : 320-330.
  • Henri Gougerot, Olga Eliascheff:
    Premier cas français de myxoedema tuberosum de Jadassohn-Dössekker.
    Bulletin de la Société française de dermatologie et de syphiligraphie, 1929, 36 : 148-151.

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