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Wegner's disease

Alternative eponyms

  • Bednar-Parrot disease
  • Bednar-Parrot syndrome
  • Parrot’s disease
  • Parrot’s paralysis
  • Parrot’s pseudoparalysis
  • Parrot’s syphilitic osteochondritis
  • Wegner’s osteochondritis

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Pseudoparalysis due to separation of orthochondritic epiphyses occurring in infants with congenital syphilis.

Description

Pseudoparalysis due to separation of orthochondritic epiphyses occurring in infants with congenital syphilis. Causes disabling pain on movement. Onset most commonly in first 3 weeks of life, seldom after 3 months. Upper extremities affected more frequently than lower.

First description of the disease picture by the Swedish physician Niels Rosén [von Rosenstein] (1706-1773) in 1747, by Wegner in 1870 and Parrot in 1871.

Bibliography

  • F. R. G. Wegner:
    Über hereditäre Knochensyphilis bei jungen Kindern.
    [Virchows] Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medicin, Berlin, 1870, 50 (3): 305-322.
  • J. M. Parrot:
    Sur une pseudo-paralysie causée par une altération du système osseux chez les nouveau-nés atteints de syphilis héréditaire.
    Archives de physiologie normale et pathologique Paris, 1871-1872, 4: 319-333, 470-490, 612-623.

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