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Dysautonomia, Familial

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • 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

  • 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

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Last Updated:  8/17/2007

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