Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
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COSTA, C. M. de Castro; HEES, J. Van and VALE, D. C. do. A hypothetical immunemediated unifying mechanism for the Holmes-Adie syndrome. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1988, vol.46, n.2, pp.198-200. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1988000200013.
The Holmes-Adie syndrome consists of pupillotonia, arreflexia and autonomic dysfunction. Some explanations for these different symptoms have been attempted, centred upen neuropathological and electrophysiological findings. A hypothetical immunemediated mechanism, as in the Guillain Barré syndrome, is presented in this paper for explaining the three chief symptoms of the syndrome.