Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

: 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 509--511

Endocrinology and “Humpty-Dumpty”

Om J Lakhani1, Jitendra D Lakhani2 
1 Department of Endocrinology, Zydus Hospitals, Ahmedabad, India
2 Department of Medicine, SBKS Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Om J Lakhani
Department of Endocrinology, Zydus Hospital, Thaltej, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380 054

Nursery rhymes represent the simplest and most innocent form of performance art. 'Humpty-Dumpty' is a popular character of a nursery rhyme. This character denotes a humanized egg. In medicine, the term 'Humpty-Dumpty syndrome' has been used in many specialities. In neurology, “Humpty-Dumpty” syndrome is used to denote prosopagnosia and in rehabilitation medicine and psychiatry it is used to denote failure of a patient to recover from the psychological trauma of a stressful event in childhood. We believe that the character of “Humpty-Dumpty” potentially represents a patient with Cushing syndrome. In this article we have elaborated the scientific reasons for the same.

How to cite this article:
Lakhani OJ, Lakhani JD. Endocrinology and “Humpty-Dumpty”.Indian J Endocr Metab 2020;24:509-511

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Lakhani OJ, Lakhani JD. Endocrinology and “Humpty-Dumpty”. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jun 23 ];24:509-511
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