Acute dysautonomia and polyneuropathy

R. W. Taubner, Vicenta Salanova

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Abstract

A patient experienced an acute dysautonomia manifested by an inability to eat without vomiting, severe constipation, dry mouth, and orthostatic hypotension. One month later, a severe polyneuropathy supervened. The patient subsequently experienced an atonic bladder. Biopsy specimens obtained from the bowel wall disclosed an inflammatory infiltrate within the autonomic nerves consisting of lymphocytes and plasma cells. To our knowledge, this is the first time that inflammatory infiltrates have been demonstrated within the autonomic nerves in a patient with an acute dysautonomia, suggesting a relationship between this illness and the inflammatory polyneuropathies. The patient subsequently had a severe polyneuropathy, lending support to this conclusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1100-1101
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume41
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Primary Dysautonomias
Polyneuropathies
Autonomic Pathways
Orthostatic Hypotension
Constipation
Plasma Cells
Vomiting
Mouth
Urinary Bladder
Lymphocytes
Biopsy

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Acute dysautonomia and polyneuropathy. / Taubner, R. W.; Salanova, Vicenta.

In: Archives of Neurology, Vol. 41, No. 10, 1984, p. 1100-1101.

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Taubner, RW & Salanova, V 1984, 'Acute dysautonomia and polyneuropathy', Archives of Neurology, vol. 41, no. 10, pp. 1100-1101.
Taubner, R. W. ; Salanova, Vicenta. / Acute dysautonomia and polyneuropathy. In: Archives of Neurology. 1984 ; Vol. 41, No. 10. pp. 1100-1101.
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