Adie syndrome

Adie syndrome is also called Holmes-Adie Syndrome. 

Adie syndrome is a rare condition which is most commonly seen in young females in their 30s3,4.

Patients most commonly present with a classic triad of:

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

Unilateral pupillary symptoms are more common than bilateral3,4

It is thought to result form damage to the ciliary ganglion and the dorsal root ganglion by viral or bacterial infections, however there are idiopathic etiologies1,4.

It was named after the British-Australian neurologist William John Adie (1886 - 1935) 1

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