Riley-Day syndrome - Treatment
Familial dysautonomia; Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy - type III (HSAN III)
Treatment may include:
With advances in diagnosis and treatment, survival continues to improve. Currently, a newborn with Riley-Day has a 50% chance of reaching age 30.
The following complications occur in about 40% of patients with this condition:
- Blotching of the face and torso
- Excessive sweating of the head and torso
- High blood pressure (hypertension) and rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
- Mottling of the hands and feet
- Severe difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), drooling
- Worsening of muscle tone
Calling your health care provider:
Call your doctor if symptoms change or get worse. A genetic counselor can help clarify information about the condition and tell you how to contact support groups in your area.
- Reviewed last on: 10/10/2010
- Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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