Adie syndrome

Dr Dan J Bell and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Adie syndrome was named after the British physician and neurologist William John Adie (1886 - 1935). 

It consists of a classic triad of:

  1. diaphoreseis
  2. absent deep tendon reflexes, e.g. ankle jerk
  3. an Adie pupil: tonically dilated and responds poorly or not at all to light

It is thought to result from damage to the ciliary ganglion and the dorsal root ganglion by viral or bacterial infection.

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rID: 5507
Section: Syndromes
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