Dysautonomia: an Explanation for the Medically Unexplained?

  • Senthil Chandrasekaram Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes,King’s Mill Hospital, Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton-in-Ashfield
  • Ranga H Fernando University of Manchester, Manchester
  • Vikram Aaarella Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes,King’s Mill Hospital, Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton-in-Ashfield
  • Emily T Mudenha Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes,King’s Mill Hospital, Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton-in-Ashfield
  • Devaka J Fernando Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes,King’s Mill Hospital, Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Keywords

Dysautonomia, medically unexplained symptoms, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)

Abstract

Objective: To identify dysautonomia as a collection of conditions with variable presentation that may be mistaken for medically unexplained symptoms.

Methods: Case series.

Results: Tilt table testing and 24 h electrocardiographic monitoring provided useful diagnostic tools to confirm the diagnosis.

Conclusion: A greater awareness and recognition of the disorders that result from dysautonomia and recognition of the disability that results from these disorders will improve patients’ quality of life.

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  • Published: 2016-07-27

    Issue: Vol 3 No 5 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Chandrasekaram, S., Fernando, R., Aaarella, V., Mudenha, E., & Fernando, D. (2016). Dysautonomia: an Explanation for the Medically Unexplained?. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3(5). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2016_000430