- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Lissauer's paralysis

Alternative eponyms

  • Lissauer’s atypical paralysis
  • Lissauer’s syndrome
  • Lissauer’s type of dementia paralytica
  • Lissauer’s type of paresis

Synonyms

general paralysis of the insane.

Related people

A peculiar course of dementia paralytica.

Description

A peculiar course of dementia paralytica. An apoplectic type of general paresis. Rapid onset with strokes, usually following convulsive attacks and leaving hemiplegia, monoplegia, cranial nerve palsy, which after a short period partially or totally recede and leave only mild permanent defects. Course is slowly progressive.

Bibliography

  • E. Storch:
    Über einige Fälle atypischer progressiver Paralyse. Nach einem hinterlassenen Manuscript Dr. Lissauer’s.
    Monatsschrift für Psychiatrie und Neurologie, Berlin, 1901, 9: 401-434.

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.