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Luis Morquio

Luis Morquio Belinzon, Uruguayan pediatrician (Montevideo 24 September 1867 – Montevideo 19 June 1935) 

From Italian descent


Authored 335 papers and 2 books


Established the curative importance of vomica in hydatids


Established the relationship between Sydenham chorea and encephalitis


DESCRIBED

DISEASES

Described congenital cardiac block

Sur une maladie infantile et familiale caractérisée par des modifications permanentes du pouls, des ataques syncopales et epileptiformes et la mort subite. Arch. Med. Enfants 4:467-75, 1901


Morquio disease or Morquio-Ullrich-Brailsford syndrome

Sur une forme de dystrophie osseuse familiale. Bull. Soc. Pediat. Paris 27:145-52, 1929


Auriculoventricular block with septal malformation

Sobre un caso de malformación cardiaca con sindrome de Stokes-Adams y muerte súbita. Arch. Lat. Am. Ped. 20:381-7, 1926


Total atresia of intrahepatic bile ducts (1911)


An infantile and familial disease characterized by a cardiohepatic syndrome, and death in asystoly. Arch. Med. Enf. 19(9), 1916


Pseudo tubercular meningitis

Meningitis pseudotuberculosis. Arch. Lat. Am. Ped. (1916)


Primary urlian meningitis 


SIGNS

Pseudo Kernig sign in Heine-Medin disease (Morquio sign)

Pseudo signe de Kernig dans le paralysie infantile. Bull. Soc. Ped. Paris 23:580-5, 1925 


Echo patellar reflex

El reflejo en eco de la corea de Sydenham. Arch. Lat. Am. Ped. 18:19, 1922


Triad sign of hydatid in child brain (cardiac hypertension+hemiplegia+convulsions) 1932


A radiological sign of hydatid or Morquio-Bonaba-Soto sign

With J. Bonaba & J.A. Soto. El neumoquiste perivesicular a minima reparable. Nuevo signo radiológico del quiste hidatico del pulmón. Arch. Pediat. Uruguay 5:353, 1934


EPONYMY

Morquio-Suarez syndrome

Morquio maneuver


HONOURS

Associate Member, Academie de Medecine de Paris (1933)

President, Union Internationale de Socours aux Enfants (1930-2)