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Shy-Drager Syndrome

Shy-Drager Syndrome: Introduction

Shy-Drager Syndrome: Multiple system atrophy (MSA) with postural hypotension, also called Shy-Drager syndrome, is a progressive disorder of the central and sympathetic nervous ... more about Shy-Drager Syndrome.

Shy-Drager Syndrome: A condition which is characterized by a progressive disease of the brain and spinal cord affecting the autonomic nervous system. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Shy-Drager Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Shy-Drager Syndrome

Treatments for Shy-Drager Syndrome

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Types of Shy-Drager Syndrome

  • Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA)
  • MSA parkinsonian form (striatonigral degeneration) - similar to Parkinson's disease
  • MSA mixed cerebellar and parkinsonian form
  • more types...»

Shy-Drager Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Shy-Drager Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Shy-Drager Syndrome

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Shy-Drager Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Shy-Drager Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a more »

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The " more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild more »

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often in child patients than more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as more »

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Shy-Drager Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Shy-Drager Syndrome

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Prognosis for Shy-Drager Syndrome

Prognosis for Shy-Drager Syndrome: Poor. Degenerative. Progressive. Death commonly within 7-10 years.

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Article Excerpts about Shy-Drager Syndrome

Multiple system atrophy (MSA) with postural hypotension, also called Shy-Drager syndrome, is a progressive disorder of the central and sympathetic nervous systems. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Shy-Drager Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Shy-Drager Syndrome:

A progressive neurodegenerative condition of the central and autonomic nervous systems characterized by atrophy of the preganglionic lateral horn neurons of the thoracic spinal cord, which differentiates this condition from other forms of idiopathic orthostatic hypotension (HYPOTENSION, ORTHOSTATIC). This disease is generally considered a clinical variant of MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY. Affected individuals present in the fifth or sixth decade with orthostasis and bladder dysfunction; and later develop FECAL INCONTINENCE; anhidrosis; ATAXIA; IMPOTENCE; and alterations of tone suggestive of basal ganglia dysfunction. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p536) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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