Lady Windermere syndrome: an inappropriate eponym for an increasingly important condition.

Kasthoori, J.J.; Liam, C.K.; Wastie, M.L. (2008) Lady Windermere syndrome: an inappropriate eponym for an increasingly important condition. Singapore medical journal, 49 (2). e47-9. ISSN 0037-5675

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Abstract

Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection (NMI) occurs in elderly women with no pre-existing lung disease, and this has been termed the Lady Windermere syndrome. NMIs are increasing in prevalence and an increasing number of pulmonary mycobacterial infections is due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria. The diagnosis is often difficult because the organism is not readily isolated or cultured, and the condition may not be considered by the radiologist. We report NMI in a 64-year-old woman, based on clinical and radiological findings. Although termed the Lady Windermere syndrome, the name does not correspond to the character in Oscar Wilde's play; hence the eponym is not widely used.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Kasthoori, J.J.
  2. Liam, C.K.
  3. Wastie, M.L.
Journal or Publication Title: Singapore medical journal
Additional Information: Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibiotics, Antitubercular/therapeutic use
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2011 10:33
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2011 10:33
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/977

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