45 eponymous neurological disorders and their practical checklists

Neurology is full of syndromes named after their discoverers. These diseases are defined by their eponyms. Many of these eponymous disorders are very common and well-recognised. These include Parkinson’s disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and Huntington’s disease (HD).

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Many other diseases, also named after people who worked on them, are not household names. Indeed many neurologists are unfamiliar with them. This is either because they are rare, or because they easily pass unrecognised.

By Kiril Krastev - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
By Kiril KrastevOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

So what are these rare and mysterious neurological diseases. Below are 45 less well-known eponymous neurological diseases, all linked to their Neurochecklists.

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  1. Alexander disease
  2. Alpers syndrome
  3. Anderson-Tawil syndrome
  4. Angelman syndrome
  5. Anton’s syndrome
  6. Balint’s syndrome
  7. Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis (BBE)
  8. Brown Vialetto van Laere (BVVL) syndrome
  9. Charles Bonnet syndrome
  10. Curranino syndrome

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  11. Cockayne syndrome
  12. Coffin Lowry syndrome
  13. Danon disease
  14. de Clerambault’s syndrome
  15. Doose syndrome
  16. Eales disease
  17. Fahr disease
  18. Farber disease
  19. Gerstmann Straussler Scheinker (GSS) syndrome
  20. Gordon Holmes spinocerebellar ataxia syndrome

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  21. Joubert syndrome
  22. Klippel-Feil syndrome
  23. Landau-Kleffner syndrome
  24. Leigh syndrome
  25. Machiafava Bignami disease
  26. Menke’s disease
  27. Miller Dieker syndrome
  28. Morvan’s syndrome
  29. Nasu Hakola disease
  30. Nonaka distal myopathy

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  31. Ohtahara syndrome
  32. Panayiotopoulos syndrome (PS)
  33. Perry syndrome
  34. Rett syndrome
  35. Sandhoff disease
  36. Sandifer syndrome
  37. Satoyoshi syndrome
  38. Susac syndrome
  39. Tarui disease
  40. Unverricht Lundborg disease

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  41. Vici syndrome
  42. Welander distal myopathy
  43. Wolf Hirschhorn syndrome
  44. Woodhouse Sakati syndrome
  45. Zellweger syndrome
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By Roman Köhler – Own work, Public Domain, Link

To explore these and many other comprehensive neurology checklists…

Go online at Neurochecklists.com

 

Or get the book, 700 Essential Neurology Checklists

 

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