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Paroxysmal hypertension and spontaneous periodic hypothermia.
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PMID:  1337813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 42-year-old Zairian male who presented with paroxysmal attacks of hypertension accompanied by spontaneous recurrent hypothermia and profuse sweating of unknown origin. Routine and extensive examination failed to indicate a usual cause of arterial hypertension or for periodic hypothermia. Based on the hypothesis of an epileptic center influencing both the thermoregulatory and the vasomotor mechanisms, an anticonvulsant treatment was successfully installed. The present study makes a correlation between the present condition and certain neurologic abnormalities described in the literature.
J L De Plaen; D Sepulchre; M Bidingija
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta clinica Belgica     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1784-3286     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Clin Belg     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-25     Completed Date:  1993-03-25     Revised Date:  2014-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370306     Medline TA:  Acta Clin Belg     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  401-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
Epilepsy / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Hyperhidrosis / complications
Hypertension / drug therapy,  etiology*
Hypothermia / etiology*
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