Adie syndrome consists of a classic triad of:
- absent deep tendon reflexes, e.g. ankle jerk
- 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.
History and etymology
It was named after the British-Australian neurologist William John Adie (1886 - 1935) 1.
- 1. Pearce JM. William John Adie (1886-1935). (2004) Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. 75 (8): 1111. doi:10.1136/jnnp.2003.020321 - Pubmed
- NINDS Holmes-Adie syndrome Information Page http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/holmes_adie/holmes_adie.htm