aetiology

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Autonomic failure has three main causes:

  • central causes:
    • often neurodegenerative
    • occasionally tumour, trauma or infection

  • peripheral causes:
    • often metabolic disorders
    • occasionally autoimmune

  • adverse drug effects:
    • hypotensives
    • antidepressants
    • neurotoxic agents

Last reviewed 01/2018

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