Familial dysautonomia in Adult
Patients develop decreased sensitivity to pain and temperature, fluctuations in blood pressure and heart rate, orthostatic hypotension, scoliosis, impaired kidney function, and vision loss. Balance problems lead to the need for assistive walking devices. Autonomic crises may occur after emotional or physical stress and are characterized by hypertension, tachycardia, sweating, flushing, drooling, and vomiting. About half of those affected live to age 40.
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G90.1 – Familial dysautonomia [Riley-Day]
29159009 – Familial Dysautonomia