Hertoghe sign

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The dermatological term Hertoghe's sign or Hertoghe's sign means a lack or clearing of the lateral part of the eyebrows. In the past, the receding of the lateral brows was attributed to scratching the person affected, but it is now assumed that it is related to the reaction of the T cells to stimuli. It is therefore an atopic sign named after the doctor Eugène Hertoghe (1860–1928) who worked in Antwerp . Hertoghe's sign occurs more frequently in atopic dermatitis , chronic anterior pituitary insufficiency, or hypothyroidism .

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  1. ^ O. Braun-Falco, G. Plewig, HH Wolff, WH Burgdorf, M. Landthaler (eds.): Dermatology and Venerology. 5th edition. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg 2005, ISBN 3-540-40525-9 , p. 388.
  2. Eugène Hertoghe. In: Altmeyer's Encyclopedia of Dermatology. on-line