Rumpel-Konchalevskii-Leede phenomenon or sign

Alternative eponyms

Related people

The appearance of minute subcutaneous haemorrhages below the area at which a bandage is applied not too tightly for 10 minutes upon the upper arm.

Description

The appearance of minute subcutaneous haemorrhages below the area at which a bandage is applied not too tightly for 10 minutes upon the upper arm. It is characteristic of haemorrhagic diathesis and scarlet fever. This phenomenon is commonly used as a test for capillary fragility.

See also Grocco-Frugoni sign, under Pietro Grocco, Italian physician, 1856-1916.

Bibliography

  • T. Rumpel:
    Photographien von Scharlachkranken mit multiplen Hautblutungen.
    Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1909, 35: 2297.
  • N. A. Konchalovskii:
    Sluchai gemorrhagicheskogo diathesa. Trudi Mosk Ter O-va 1911: 232).
  • St. C. Leede:
    Hautblutungen, durch Stauung hervorgerufen als diagnostisches Hilfsmittel.
    M√ľnchener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1911, 58: 293-295.

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.