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Shy- Drager syndrome

Shy- Drager syndrome: Introduction

Shy- Drager syndrome: also known as multiple system atrophy. See detailed information below for a list of 1 causes of Shy- Drager syndrome, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Shy- Drager syndrome:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Shy- Drager syndrome. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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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)

Multiple system atrophy (MSA) with postural hypotension, also called Shy-Drager syndrome, is a... (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)
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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.
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Detailed list of causes of Shy- Drager syndrome

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How Common are these Causes of Shy- Drager syndrome?

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  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Shy- Drager syndrome:

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What are the alternative names for Shy- Drager syndrome:

Dysautonomia-orthostatic hypotension syndrome
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Symptoms related to Shy- Drager syndrome:

Postural hypotension (33 causes), Syncopal episodes (52 causes), Anhidrosis (decreased or absent sweating), Disturbance of sphincter control including loss of bladder control, Impotence (203 causes), Multiple system atrophy

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