What are the primary syndromes of generalized autonomic failure?

Updated: Oct 21, 2018
  • Author: Mohini Gurme, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Primary syndromes of generalized autonomic failure include the following:

  • Idiopathic orthostatic hypotension and other forms of pure autonomic failure (PAF)

  • Autoimmune autonomic neuropathy (AAN)

  • Multiple system atrophy (MSA)

Unlike the above disorders, which each affect sympathetic and parasympathetic function, the autonomic condition postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) affects only sympathetic function.

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