Three patients with chronic traumatic cervical myelopathy had severe orthostatic hyperhidrosis. Orthostatic challenge revealed that hypo tension preceded hyperhidrosis, hypertension, and chills, all manifestations of autonomic dysreflexia. Treatment of orthostatic hypotension with fludrocor tisone acetate relieved these symptoms. Therefore, orthostatic hypotension may trigger autonomic dysreflexia and the usual way of managing such patients, propping them upright, may be counterproductive.
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- Clinical Neurology