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    Dysautonomia, Familial

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    Synonyms

    Disorder Subdivisions

    • None

    General Discussion

    Familial dysautonomia is a rare genetic disorder of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) that primarily affects people of Eastern European Jewish heritage. It is characterized by diminished sensitivity to pain, lack of overflow tearing in the eyes, a decrease in the number of knob-like projections that cover the tongue (fungiform papillae), unusual fluctuations of body temperature, and unstable blood pressure. Symptoms of this disorder are apparent at birth. The autonomic nervous system controls vital involuntary body functions.

    Resources

    Dysautonomia Foundation, Inc.
    315 W 39th St
    Suite 701
    New York, NY 10018
    USA
    Tel: (212)279-1066
    Fax: (212)279-2066
    Email: info@famdys.org
    Internet: http://www.familialdysautonomia.org

    March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
    1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
    White Plains, NY 10605
    Tel: (914)997-4488
    Fax: (914)997-4763
    Tel: (888)663-4637
    Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com
    Internet: http://www.marchofdimes.com

    NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    P.O. Box 5801
    Bethesda, MD 20824
    Tel: (301)496-5751
    Fax: (301)402-2186
    Tel: (800)352-9424
    TDD: (301)468-5981
    Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

    Dysautonomia Foundation, Inc., Toronto Chapter
    250 Franklin Avenue
    Thornhill
    Ontario, L4J 7K5
    Canada
    Tel: 9058827725
    Fax: 9057647752
    Internet: http://www.familialdysautonomia.org

    National Dysautonomia Research Foundation
    PO Box 301
    Red Wing, MN 55066-0102
    Tel: (651)327-0367
    Email: ndrf@ndrf.org
    Internet: http://www.ndrf.org

    Familial Dysautonomia Hope Foundation
    121 S. Estes Dr., Suite 205D
    Chapell Hill, NC 27514
    USA
    Tel: (919)969-1414
    Email: info@fdhope.org
    Internet: http://www.fdhope.org

    Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
    PO Box 8126
    Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
    Tel: (301)251-4925
    Fax: (301)251-4911
    Tel: (888)205-2311
    TDD: (888)205-3223
    Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

    Madisons Foundation
    PO Box 241956
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    Tel: (310)264-0826
    Fax: (310)264-4766
    Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
    Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

    Familial Dysautonomia Now Foundation
    1170 Green Knolls Drive
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Tel: (847)913-0455
    Fax: (847)913-8589
    Email: fdnow@comcast.net
    Internet: http://www.fdnow.org

    Dysautonomia Youth Network of America, Inc.
    1301 Greengate Court
    Waldorf, OR 20601
    Tel: (301)705-6995
    Fax: (301)638-3962
    Email: info@dynakids.org
    Internet: http://www.dynakids.org

    For a Complete Report:

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to www.rarediseases.org and click on Rare Disease Database under "Rare Disease Information".

    The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

    It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

    This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

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    Last Updated: 8/17/2007
    Copyright 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007 National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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