- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Romberg-Wood syndrome (Ernst von Romberg)

Related people

A syndrome of dyspnoea, effort syncope, angina pectoris, and fatigue, seen in otherwise healthy individuals.

Description

A syndrome of dyspnoea, effort syncope, angina pectoris, and fatigue, seen in otherwise healthy individuals after exertion, cold exposure, or excitement, or spontaneously. Raynaud’s phenomenon occasionally associated. Female to male ratio 5:1 (in childhood equal incidence); onset usually between 12 to 40 years of age. Death usually occurs within 4 to 5 years from onset of symptoms. Both autosomal dominant and recessive inheritance reported.

Bibliography

  • E. Romberg:
    Über Sklerose der Lungenarterie.
    Deutsches Archiv für klinische Medicin, Leipzig, 1891-1892, 48: 197-206.
  • P. Wood:
    Pulmonary hypertension.
    Modern Concepts of Cardiovascular Disease, 1959, 28: 513-518.

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.