We report a case of autoimmunity-associated autonomic failure in a young adult woman who developed arthritis followed 3 years later by pandysautonomia. There was early recovery of parasympathetic functions but persistent neurogenic orthostatic hypotension from post-ganglionic sympathetic denervation. Clinical laboratory testing indicated variable amounts of sympathetic neuronal re-sprouting in the heart, kidneys, eyes, and body as a whole upon follow-up evaluation after 1.5 years.
- Autonomic failure
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
- Clinical Neurology