Why the zebra butterfly logo?

If you have asked yourself why my personal website logo is a zebra butterfly here comes the answer:

Yes I do like butterflies but that was not the reason why I used it. If you look closer you will see that the butterfly is not a butterfly but more a cross sectional view of the spinal cord.

The Zebra pattern stands for a rare condition like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

So why does the zebra pattern stand for rare conditions?

„When you here the sound of hooves, think horses, not zebras.“

Usually doctors are taught to think about the most common cause for symptoms which is supposed to help to not misdiagnose patients with rare conditions. This sadly sometimes leads to the fact that rare conditions are completely forgotten.