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 chose this logo. If you look closer you, will see that the butterfly is not only 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 the patient’s symptoms, which is supposed to help to not misdiagnose patients with rare conditions. Sadly, sometimes this leads to the fact that rare conditions are completely forgotten.


Zebra Butterfly, but also a spinal cord

Zebra Butterfly, but also a spinal cord