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Gram's syndrome

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A syndrome occurring after menopause, characterized by adiposis dolorosa, arthritis deformans of the knee joints, and arterial hypertension.

Description

A syndrome occurring after menopause, usually in multiparae. It is characterized by adiposis dolorosa, arthritis deformans of the knee joints, and arterial hypertension.

Bibliography

  • H. C. Gram:
    A symptom-triad of the postclimacteric period. (Adipositas dolorosa-arthritis genuum-hypertensio arterialis.
    Acta Medica Scandinavica, Stockholm, 1930, 73: 139-207.

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