Autonomic testing in healthy subjects: preliminary observations.

Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society

PubMedID: 23108501

Chelimsky G, Ialacci S, Chelimsky TC. Autonomic testing in healthy subjects: preliminary observations. Clin Auton Res. 2013;23(2):113-6.
INTRODUCTION
Autonomic testing is used clinically. Yet, the prevalence of "abnormal" variants in the healthy population has not been reported.

RESULTS
We report the results of autonomic testing in healthy females >18 years, in whom we found decrease or absent sudomotor function in 1-2 locations.

CONCLUSIONS
These findings should caution physicians in the interpretation of autonomic testing. This report underscores the need of larger studies to determine the prevalence of these findings.