List of eponymous diseases

Update: Oct 5th, 2010

Eponymous diseases are those that are named after a person, usually a patient or doctor, sometimes from a different county.  Spelling of these eponymous diseases is often not what you would expect, which makes searching them a pain.  I find myself referring to this list of eponymous diseases enough to include it in REFERENCEology.

Aarskog-Scott syndrome

Abercrombie disease

Achard-Thiers syndrome

Ackerman tumor

Addison disease 

Adson-Caffey syndrome

Aicardi syndrome

Alagille syndrome

Albers-Schönberg disease

Albright syndrome

Albright-Butler-Bloomberg disease

Albright-Hadorn syndrome

Alexander disease

Alpers disease

Alport syndrome

Alström syndrome

Alzheimer disease

Anders disease

Andersen disease

Anderson-Fabry disease

Angelman syndrome

Angelucci syndrome 

Anton–Babinski syndrome

Apert syndrome

Aran-Duchenne spinal muscular atrophy

Armanni-Ebstein nephropathy

Arnold-Chiari malformation

Arthus phenomenon

Asherman syndrome

Asperger syndrome 

Avellis syndrome

Ayerza syndrome 

Ayerza-Argillaga syndrome


Babington disease

Babinski sign

Babinski-Fröhlich syndrome

Babinski-Froment syndrome 

Babinski-Nageotte syndrome

Bahima disease

Baker cyst

Baló’s disease or Balo concentric sclerosis

Bamberger disease

Bamberger-Marie disease

Bancroft filariasis

Bang’s disease

Bankart lesion 

Banti disease

Bárány syndrome

Barlow disease

Barlow syndrome

Barraquer-Simons syndrome

Barré-Liéou syndrome

Barrett’s ulcer

Bart-Pumphrey syndrome

Bartholin cyst

Bartter syndrome

Basedow disease 

Basedow syndrome

Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome

Batten disease

Bazin disease 

Becker muscular dystrophy

Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

Behçet disease

Bekhterev disease

Bell palsy

Benedikt syndrome

Benjamin syndrome

Berger’s disease

Bergeron disease

Bernard syndrome

Bernard-Soulier syndrome

Bernhardt-Roth paraesthesia

Bernheim syndrome

Besnier prurigo

Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease

Biermer anaemia

Bickerstaff’s brainstem encephalitis


Bing-Neel syndrome

Binswanger dementia

Bland-White-Garland syndrome

Bloom syndrome

Blount syndrome

Boerhaave syndrome

Bogorad syndrome

Bonnevie-Ullrich syndrome

Bourneville-Pringle disease

Bowen disease 

Brailsford-Morquio syndrome

Brandt syndrome

Brenner tumour 

Brewer kidney

Bright disease

Brill-Symmers disease

Brill-Zinsser disease

Briquet syndrome 

Brissaud disease

Brissaud-Sicard syndrome

Broadbent apoplexy 

Brock syndrome

Brodie abscess

Brodie syndrome

Brooke epithelioma

Brugada syndrome 

Bruns syndrome

Bruton-Gitlin syndrome

Budd-Chiari syndrome

Buerger disease 

Bumpke syndrome

Bürger-Grütz syndrome

Burkitt lymphoma

Burnett syndrome

Byler disease

Bywaters syndrome

Caffey-Silverman syndrome

Calvé disease 

Canavan disease

Cannon syndrome

Capgras syndrome

Caplan’s syndrome

Caroli syndrome

Carrión’s disease

Castleman disease

Céstan-Chenais syndrome

Chagas disease

Charcot’s disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Cheadle’s disease

Chédiak-Higashi syndrome

Chiari-Frommel syndrome

Chilaiditi syndrome

Christ-Siemens-Touraine Syndrome

Christensen-Krabbe disease

Christmas disease 

Churg-Strauss syndrome

Claude syndrome 

Clerambault syndrome

Clerambault-Kandinsky syndrome

Coats disease

Cock peculiar tumor

Cockayne syndrome

Cogan’s syndrome

Colles’ fracture

Collet-Sicard syndrome

Concato disease 

Conn’s Syndrome

Cooley’s anemia

Cori Disease 

Cornelia de Lange syndrome

Costen syndrome 

Crigler-Najjar syndrome

Crocq-Cassirer syndrome

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Crohn’s disease 

Cronkite-Canada syndrome

Crouzon syndrome 

Cruveilhier-Baumgarten disease

Cruz disease 

Curling’s ulcer

Curschmann-Batten-Steinert syndrome

Cushing’s disease 


Da Costa syndrome

Dalrymple disease

Danbolt-Closs syndrome

de Quervain’s disease 

de Quervain’s thyroiditis

Dejerine-Sottas disease

Dennie-Marfan syndrome

Dent’s disease

Denys-Drash syndrome

Dercum’s disease

Devic’s disease

DiGeorge syndrome

Di Guglielmo’s disease


Down syndrome

Dressler’s syndrome

Duane syndrome

Dubin-Johnson syndrome

Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Duncan’s disease

Duncan’s syndrome

Dupuytren’s contracture

Duroziez’s disease


Eales disease

Edwards syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome


Erdheim-Chester disease

Escherichia coli 


Fabry’s disease

Fanconi anaemia

Farber’s disease

Felty’s syndrome

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome

Foix-Alajouanine disease

Fournier gangrene

Forbe’s disease

Fugate’s disease

Franklin’s disease

Friedreich’s ataxia 


Gaucher’s disease

Ghon focus

Gilbert syndrome

Graves’ disease

Graves-Basedow disease

Grawitz tumor

Guam disease

Guillain-Barré syndrome

Gunther’s disease

Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia

Gorlin-Golz syndrome


Hardikar Syndrome

Hailey-Hailey disease

Hallervorden-Spatz disease

Hansen disease

Hartnup disease

Hashimoto thyroiditis

Heyde’s syndrome

Hirschsprung disease

Hodgkin disease, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Horton headache

Huntington’s disease

Henoch-Schönlein purpura

Jaeken’s disease

Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease


Kahler’s disease

Kaposi sarcoma

Kashin-Beck disease

Kawasaki disease

Kearns-Sayre syndrome

Kenny syndrome

Keshen disease

Kienbock’s disease

Kikuchi’s disease

Kimmelstiel-Wilson disease

Kimura’s disease

Kinsbourne’s syndrome

Kjer’s optic neuropathy

Klatskin’s tumor

Klinefelter’s syndrome

Klüver-Bucy syndrome

Köhler’s bone disease

Korsakoff syndrome

Krabbe’s disease

Kugelberg-Weland disease

King-Kopetzky syndrome



Lafora’s disease

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

Leigh’s disease

Leiner’s disease


Lenègre’s disease

Lesch-Nyhan syndrome

Letterer-Siwe disease

Lev’s disease

Libman-Sacks disease


Löffler’s eosinophilic endocarditis

Lou Gehrig’s disease

Ludwig’s angina

Lynch syndrome


Machado-Joseph disease 

Mallory-Weiss syndrome


Marburg multiple sclerosis

Marfan syndrome

Marshall-Smith syndrome

McArdle’s disease

McCune-Albright syndrome

Meig’s syndrome

Ménétrier’s disease

Ménière’s disease

Menkes disease

Minamata disease 

Mondor’s disease

Monge’s disease

Mucha-Habermann disease


Naxos disease

Noonan syndrome



Ondine’s curse

Ormond disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease



Paget’s disease

Parkinson’s disease

Patau syndrome

Pelizeus-Merzbacher disease

Perthes syndrome

Peyronie’s disease

Pick’s disease

Pickardt syndrome

Plummer’s disease

Poland’s syndrome

Pompe’s disease 

Pott’s disease 

Pott’s Puffy Tumor

Potter sequence

Prader-Willi syndrome 

Prinzmetal angina


Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Raynaud’s disease

Refsum’s disease

Reiter’s syndrome

Rett Syndrome 

Reye’s syndrome


Riggs’ disease

Riley-Day syndrome

Ritter’s disease

Robles Disease

Roger’s disease

Rotor syndrome

Rubenstein-Taybi syndrome



Sandhoff’s disease

Scahmberg’s disease

Schilder’s disease

Schinzel-Giedion Syndrome

Seligmann’s disease

Sever’s disease

Silver-Russel syndrome

Simmond’s Disease

Sjogren’s syndrome

Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome

Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Sturge-Weber disease

Still’s disease

Susac’s syndrome


Takayasu’s arteritis

Tangier disease

Tay-Sachs disease


Thomsen’s disease

Tietze’s syndrome

Tourette syndrome

Treacher Collins syndrome 

Turcot syndrome

Turner’s syndrome


Unverricht-Lundborg disease

Vincent’s angina

Virchow’s syndrome

Von Gierke’s disease

Von Hippel-Lindau disease

Von Recklinghausen’s disease

Von Willebrand’s disease



Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia

Warkany syndrome

Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome

Weber-Christian disease

Wegener’s granulomatosis

Weil’s disease

Wells syndrome

Werner’s syndrome

Wernicke’s encephalopathy

Whipple’s disease

Williams syndrome

William Strauss disease

Wilms’ tumor

Wilson’s disease

Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

Wohlfart-Kugelberg-Welander disease

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Wolman disease


Zieve’s syndrome

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

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