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Chvostek's symptom (Franz Chvostek)

Alternative eponyms

  • Chvostek's sign II (Franz Chvostek)

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A collective term for changes of secondary hair growth occurring in chronic hepatitis.

Description

A collective term for changes of secondary hair growth occurring in chronic hepatopathy (chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis).

Chvostek's sign in tetany is named for his father, FrantiĊĦek Chvostek (1835-1884).

Bibliography

  • F. Chvostek:
    Zur Pathogenese der Lebercirrhose. Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 1922, 35: 381-387.

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