Ross Syndrome: A Patient with a 23-Year History

Zuhal Filikci*, Hans Henrik Horsten, Mette Lindelof

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We present a 60-year-old female with a 23-year history of anhidrosis with concomitant heat intolerance. At examination, we found a right-sided tonic pupil, absent tendon reflexes, and a segmental patch of compensatory hyperhidrosis in the left lower quadrant of her trunk. To further confirm this finding, a minor test (a starch-iodine test, which is used to evaluate the sudomotor function, sweating) was performed. Nerve conduction studies revealed evidence of a mild distal sensory polyneuropathy of the axonal type. Tilt-table testing showed signs of orthostatic hypotension with evidence of reduced sympathetic function. Skin biopsy excluded pathology in the sweat glands. Our patient met the criteria for a diagnosis of Ross syndrome. This case describes the long-term outcome of this rare entity and highlights how careful examination and bedside autonomic testing can confirm the diagnosis of autonomic neurological disorders.

BogserieCase Reports in Neurology
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)132-135
StatusUdgivet - 1. jan. 2020

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