Orthostatic hypotension-induced autonomic dysreflexia

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1221-1224
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume37
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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