The authors report a 46-year-old woman with antibodies to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (NiAchR) of the autonomic ganglia. She presented with severe orthostatic intolerance refractory to treatment with midodrine, fludrocortisone, erythropoietin, vasopressin, salt, and fluid loading. Addition of L-threo-3,4-dihidroxyphenylserine (L-DOPS) substantially improved blood pressure and orthostatic tolerance. L-DOPS may benefit patients with severe orthostatic intolerance and be particularly effective in patients with ganglionic NiAchR antibodies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Oct 11 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology