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Dysautonomia, Familial


Synonyms of Dysautonomia, Familial
  • FD
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type III (HSAN, Type III)
  • Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy Type III
  • HSAN-III
  • HSN-III
  • Riley-Day Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    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.

    Organizations related to Dysautonomia, Familial
    • Dysautonomia Foundation, Inc.
      315 West 39th Street
      New York NY 10018
      Phone #: 212-279-1066
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@familialdysautonomia.org
      Home page: http://www.familialdysautonomia.org
    • Dysautonomia Foundation, Inc., Toronto Chapter
      343 Clark Avenue West
      Ontario None L4J 7K5
      Phone #: 905-882-7725
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • Familial Dysautonomia Hope Foundation
      110 Deerwood Court
      Chapell Hill NC 27517
      Phone #: 828-238-3149
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@fdhope.org
      Home page: http://www.fdhope.org
    • Familial Dysautonomia Now Foundation
      1170 Green Knolls Drive
      Buffalo Grove IL 60089
      Phone #: 847-913-0455
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: fdnow@comcast.net
      Home page: http://www.fdnow.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
      1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-428-7100
      800 #: 888-663-4637
      e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
      Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
    • National Dysautonomia Research Foundation
      PO Box 301
      Red Wing MN 55066-0102
      Phone #: 651-267-0525
      800 #: --
      e-mail: ndrf@ndrf.org
      Home page: http://www.ndrf.org
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/



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