i am a 32 yr old male in the military and have just recently found that i very well could have one of the three adies syndrome (Horner’s, Holmes, Ross). The first two usually include hyperhidrosis (more sweating), but Ross syndrome can mean anhidrosis (lack of sweating). This is usually seen from the third rib upward. In my case i have stopped sweating completely under both arms and as usually seen with these syndromes, i don’t sweat on the left side of my face. there sometimes is a tendency to compensate/make up for- the lack of sweating. For example: i seem to sweat more on the back of my neck and around my waist.
Ross syndrome also has possible problems such as devernation of the pulminary ventrical system. Documentation also has seen problems in the back- widened gaps or shrinking gaps in the L-1 through L-7 discs. Adies tonic pupil is thought to be hereditary but it can be present from early child hood or abscent through out most of your years. i had never heard of this until opthamology in May 05 said that i had a fix dialated right eye. The eye not constricting and the enlarged pupil was adies syndrome. but what set off all of my other problems? i had a massive heat stroke in 2004 and doctors believe that i may have had Ross syndrome but the heat stroke triggered all the symptoms/problems come alive so to speak. Those with these syndromes usually have a situation or accident that trigger the syndrome.
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(Science: syndrome) a condition manifested by usually one tonic pupil with absent tendon reflexes.
An idiopathic postganglionic denervation of the parasympathetically innervated intraocular muscles, usually complicated by signs of aberrant regeneration of these nerves: a weak light Reaction with segmental palsy of iris sphincter, a strong slow near response. Deep tendon reflexes, particularly ankle and knee, are often asymmetrically reduced.
See: tonic pupil.
Synonym: adies pupil, holmes-adie pupil, holmes-adie syndrome, pupillotonic pseudotabes.