USMLE Egotism

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Can you name the people who these diseases, syndromes, signs, tests, and findings are named after?

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Buzzwords & FindingsEgotistical person's/people's last name(Bonus
Cafe-au-lait spots, neural tumors, Lisch nodules (pigmented iris hamartomas), scoliosis, optic gliomas
Triad: confusion + ophthalmoplegia + ataxia (in an alcoholic)
Microtubule polymerization defect --> defective phagolysosome fusion; LYST gene defect
Rock-solid thyroid
Incomplete closure of vitelline duct
Fibrillin defect, subluxation of lenses, cystic medial necrosis of aorta
Palpable purpura on butt, arthralgia, multiple GI lesions of same ago
JVD with inspiration
Pigmented iris hamartomas
The person who wanted MEN 1 named after them
Painful hematemesis caused by hyperemesis
GI malignancy metastatic to ovaries
Triad: Ovarian fibroma + Ascites + hydrothorax
Neisseria meningitidis induced adrenal hemorrhage
MEN 2A's alter ego
'Elfin' facies; hypercalcemia; extreme friendliness with strangers; cardiovascular problems
Hyperorality, hypersexuality, disinhibited behavior
The goo that surrounds the umbilical arteries and vein
Thyrotoxicosis if a patient with iodine deficiency goiter is made iodine replete
A maneuver requiring assistance of the upper extremities to stand up
Yolk sac tumor histologic finding (resembling glomeruli)
Mitochondrial myopathy causing acute loss of central vision
X-linked mutated dystrophin gene
Thymic, parathyroid, and cardiac defects
Caudate atrophy
Buzzwords & FindingsEgotistical person's/people's last name(Bonus
Boot shaped heard due to RVH; Overriding aorta
1st branchial arch fails to migrate --> mandibular hypoplasia
Rocker-bottom feet; micrognathia; low-set ears; clenched hands; prominent occiput
Post-partum adrenal hemorrhage
Congenital disease with same neurologic manifestations as polio
Nevus flammeus (ipsilateral leptomeningeal angiomatosis), seizures, early glaucoma
Telangiectasia, recurrent epistaxis, skin discolorations, AVM's
Granulosa cell tumor histologic finding (small follicles filled with eosinophilic secretions
Reversal of cardiac blood shunting
Hemangioblastomas of retina/cerebellum, medulla; bilateral renal cell carcinomas
X-linked seen exclusively in girls! Stereotyped hand wringing.
Shitloads of IgE; T cells fail to produce IFN-gamma
Amenorrhea secondary to adhesions
Rocker-bottom feet; cleft lip/palate; holoprosencephaly; polydactyly; normal pregnancy screen
Benign ovarian tumor resembling bladder tissue
All-absorbing interests, repetitive behavior, and problems with social relationships. Normal intelligence.
Most common cause of primary amenorrhea
ST elevation secondary to resting coronary artery vasospasm
Oral extoderm that gives rise to the anterior pituitary
Thrombocytopenic purpura, Infections, Eczema
Cerebellar tonsillar herniation through foramen magnum, often with syringomyelia
Chronic primary adrenal insufficiency
Atrialized right ventricle (fetus) associated with mom using lithium
Bilateral renal agenesis
Lowered elasticity of aorta shifts the dicrotic notch
Buzzwords & FindingsEgotistical person's/people's last name(Bonus
Endomyocardial fibrosis with a prominent eosinophilic infiltrate
Coronary artery aneurysm + strawberry tongue
Hurthle cells
Ask a patient 'where does it hurt?' Squeezes chest.
Can't see, can't pee, can't climb a tree
Faulty collagen
Calcification of radial/ulnar artery media
Decreased neutral amino acid (tryptophan) absorption; can lead to pellagra
Defective type IV collagen
Anosmia + lack of secondary sexual characteristics
Absent cerebellar vermis; cystic enlargement of 4th ventricle.
Asthma, palpable purpura, peripheral neuropathy; P-ANCA
Irreversible memory loss, confabulation, personality change (in an alcoholic)
Immotile cilia
X-linked recessive immunodeficiency with decreased Ig (all isotypes)
Duodenal atresia; Septum primum ASD; nuchal translucency on ultrasound
Excess iodine ingestion inhibits thyroid peroxidase and therefore organification
Paternal allele deletion on 15th, mom's is methylated
Fibrinous pericarditis weeks post-MI
Aldosterone-secreting adrenal adenoma
Deficient cross-linking during collagen synthesis secondary to copper deficiency
Maternal allele deletion on 15th, pop's is methylated
Dorsal hand calluses from induced vomiting in bulimia nervosa

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