Neuropathies, Autonomic

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Autonomic neuropathies are neuropathies with selective or disproportionate involvement of autonomic fibers. Causes include diabetes, amyloid, autoimmunity, and inherited etiologies. Diagnosis is made by its unique symptomatology and pattern of involvement, including temporal pattern. Advances in diagnosis include improved autonomic tests. These include quantitative autonomic function testing of cardiovagal, adrenergic, and sudomotor functions, radioligand adrenergic labeling studies, and genetic and autoantibody testing. Treatment advances include better management of orthostatic intolerance and autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Anhidrosis
  • Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy
  • Baroreflex
  • Chronic idiopathic anhidrosis
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Pure autonomic failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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