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Josef Jadassohn (1863–1936), Felix Lewandowsky (1879–1921), and their syndrome

Authors Al Aboud, Al Aboud K

Published 6 December 2011 Volume 2011:4 Pages 179—182


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Ahmad Al Aboud1, Khalid Al Aboud2
1Dermatology Department, King Abdullah Medical City; 2Dermatology Department, King Faisal Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Josef Jadassohn (1863–1936) and his assistant, Felix Lewandowsky (1879–1921), were eminent German dermatologists who had several dermatology conditions linked eponymously. One such condition is Jadassohn–Lewandowsky syndrome, which is a type of pachyonychia congenita – a disease that is characterized by severe thickening of the nail due to massive nail hyperkeratosis. This report describes Jadassohn–Lewandowsky syndrome and the men behind this disease.

Keywords: Jadassohn–Lewandowsky syndrome, pachyonychia congenita, palmoplantar keratoderma

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