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Familial dysautonomia

Familial dysautonomia: Introduction

Familial dysautonomia: An inherited biochemical disorder that primarily affects the autonomic and sensory nervous system. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Familial dysautonomia is available below.

Symptoms of Familial dysautonomia

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Causes of Familial dysautonomia

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Definitions of Familial dysautonomia:

An autosomal disorder of the peripheral and autonomic nervous systems limited to individuals of Ashkenazic Jewish descent. Clinical manifestations are present at birth and include diminished lacrimation, defective thermoregulation, orthostatic hypotension (HYPOTENSION, ORTHOSTATIC), fixed pupils, excessive SWEATING, loss of pain and temperature sensation, and absent reflexes. Pathologic features include reduced numbers of small diameter peripheral nerve fibers and autonomic ganglion neurons. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1348; Nat Genet 1993;4(2):160-4) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Familial dysautonomia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Familial dysautonomia, or a subtype of Familial dysautonomia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Familial dysautonomia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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