Dysautonomia: an Explanation for the Medically Unexplained?
KeywordsDysautonomia, medically unexplained symptoms, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
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.
Issue: Vol 3 No 5 (view)