Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
: 2015  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 226--229

Eponyms in syphilis

Deepak Vashisht1, Sukriti Baveja2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Command hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Army College of Medical Sciences, Base Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepak Vashisht
Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital, Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra

Eponym has originated from the Greek word «DQ»eponymos«DQ» meaning «DQ»giving name«DQ». It is a tribute to the pioneers in the field who have significantly contributed towards present understanding of the subject. Syphilis has amazed and plagued mankind since eternity. This disease is a great masquerade and can humble best of physicians with its varied presentations. Keen and immaculate observations of these workers have eased our understanding of many signs and phenomenon associated with this disease. This has led to evolution of number of eponyms, perhaps no other disease has as many eponyms associated with it, as does syphilis. Eponyms such as Kassowitz«SQ»s law, Clutton«SQ»s joints, Higoumenaki sign, Argyll-Robertson pupil etc. help in providing easy milieu for remembering. Besides paying tributes to stalwarts in the field, who dedicated their lives for this cause, they also facilitated our current understanding of the great masquerade.

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Vashisht D, Baveja S. Eponyms in syphilis.Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2015;36:226-229

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Vashisht D, Baveja S. Eponyms in syphilis. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Sep 17 ];36:226-229
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