Quick Answer: Should Syndrome Be Capitalized?

There is no indication of disorders or syndromes being capitalized unless they are named after a person, such as Asperger syndrome.

Even then “syndrome” is not capitalized.12 Dec 2016

Which diseases are capitalized?

Diseases named after people are capitalized.

Some disease names are capitalized because they are named after the person who discovered them. For example, Alzheimer’s disease is named after a German doctor named Alois Alzheimer, and Down’s syndrome is named after a British doctor named John Langdon Down.8 Aug 2014

Should Down syndrome be capitalized?

There is no apostrophe (Down). The “s” in syndrome is not capitalized (syndrome). An individual with Down syndrome is an individual first and foremost. The emphasis should be on the person, not the disability.

Are medical conditions capitalized?

Capitalize Medical Terms

The names of medical conditions; diseases; and procedures, tests, and operations are left lowercase. For diseases that include a proper name, such as Alzheimer’s, that word only should be capitalized.

Is the word autism spectrum disorder capitalized?

Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. ASD occurs in all ethnic, racial, and economic groups. Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and ability to function.