Thursday, 19 December 2013


Charcot's name is associated with  many diseases, anatomical structures and conditions including:
-Charcot Marie Tooth disease- form of peroneal  muscular atrophy
-Charcot-Bouchard aneurysms, tiny aneurysms of the penetrating branches of middle cerebral artery in people with hypertension
-Charcot Leyden crystals due to eosinophils white blood cells lysis in cases of allergic diseases.
-Charcot's triad, one of two triads of symptoms identified by Charcot:
-Charcot's cholangitis triad, used in diagnosing ascending cholangitis
-Charcot's neurologic triad, used in diagnosing multiple sclerosis
-Anterolateral central arteries found in the brain, several of which are known as Charcot's artery
-Neuropathic arthropathy, a  degenerative joint condition also known as Charcot's joint
-Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the most-common subtype of motor neurone disease, also known as both Charcot's disease and Lou Gehrig's disease
-Visual agnosia, the inability to recognize visual stimuli, also known as Charcot Wilbrand syndrome

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