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Sudomotor dysfunction is frequent and correlates with disability in Friedreich ataxia

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Takazaki, Karen A. G. [1] ; Rezende, Thiago Junqueira R. [1] ; Martinez, Alberto R. M. [1] ; Gonzalez-Salazar, Carelis [1] ; Nucci, Anamarli [1] ; Lopes-Cendes, Iscia [2] ; Franca, Jr., Marcondes C. [1]
Número total de Autores: 7
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[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Sch Med Sci, Dept Neurol, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Sch Med Sci, Med Genet, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY; v. 129, n. 11, p. 2290-2295, NOV 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 1

Objectives: To evaluate autonomic symptoms and function in Friedreich's Ataxia (FRDA). Methods: Twenty-eight FRDA patients and 24 controls underwent clinical/electrophysiological testing. We employed the Friedreich's Ataxia Rating Scale (FARS) and the Scales for Outcomes in Parkinson's Disease: Autonomic Questionnaire-SCOPA-AUT to estimate the intensity of ataxia and autonomic complaints, respectively. Cardiovagal tests and the quantitative sudomotor axonal reflex, QSART, were then assessed in both groups. Results: In the patient group, there were 11 men with mean age of 31.5 +/- 11.1 years. Mean SCOPA-AUT score was 15.1 +/- 8.1. Minimum RR interval at rest was shorter in the FRDA group (Median 831.3 x 724.0 ms, p < 0.001). The 30:15 ratio, Valsalva index, E:I ratio, low and high frequency power presented no differences between patients and controls (p > 0.05). Sweat responses were significantly reduced in patients for all sites tested (forearm 0.389 x 1.309 mu L; proximal leg 0.406 x 1.107 mu L; distal leg 0.491 x 1.232 mu L; foot 0.265 x 0.708 mu L; p value < 0.05). Sweat volumes correlated with FARS scores. Conclusions: We found abnormal sudomotor but normal heart rate variability in FRDA. Small cholinergic post-ganglionic fibers are affected in the disease. Significance: Quantification of sudomotor function might be a biomarker for FRDA. (C) 2018 International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/01766-7 - Contribuição ao diagnóstico, à fisiopatologia e à terapêutica das neuronopatias sensitivas
Beneficiário:Marcondes Cavalcante Franca Junior
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores