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Autoimmune Dysautonomia Evaluation

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Autoimmune Dysautonomia

Slide 4

July 2012

When taking the history from a patient with autoimmune dysautonomia, diagnostic clues that may arise in the history, include a personal or family history of autoimmunity or cancer.  One of the key reasons why diagnosing a paraneoplastic autoimmune dysautonomia is important rests in the fact that when a cancer is detected in this setting it is usually a limited stage and is more easily treatable, thereby lessening morbidity from the cancer.  Another reason for early detection of these disorders lies in the fact that many of these patients improve considerably with immunotherapy or oncological therapies for a related cancer when the diagnosis is made early.

Autoimmune Dysautonomia


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