Revista médica de Chile
versão impressa ISSN 0034-9887
IDIAQUEZ C, Juan; KAUFMANN, Horacio; SOZA M, Marco e NECOCHEA K, Cecilia. Pure autonomic failure. Bradbury Eggleston Syndrome: Case report. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2005, vol.133, n.2, pp. 215-218. ISSN 0034-9887. doi: 10.4067/S0034-98872005000200010.
Pure Autonomic Failure is a progressive, adult onset, degenerative disorder of the autonomic nervous system characterized clinically by orthostatic hypotension, bladder, sexual and sudomotor dysfunction. Since there are no other associated somatic neurological deficits, this condition must be considered in the differential diagnosis of orthostatic hypotension. We report a 64 years old man with a history of seven years of autonomic dysfunction, with severe orthostatic hypotension, erectile and bladder dysfunction. Autonomic tests showed low circulating norepinephrine levels, sweating abnormalities with regional anhydrosis of the left side of the trunk and abnormal cardiovagal response, indicating generalized autonomic failure. Peripheral somatic neuropathies with autonomic involvement were excluded by normal electrophysiologic tests and the patient was diagnosed pure autonomic failure. Treatment with fludrocortisone and midodrine improved orthostatic tolerance (Rev Méd Chile 2005; 133: 215-8)
Palavras-chave : Autonomic nervous system diseases; Impotence; Orthostatic hypotension, dysautonomic.