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Ross Syndrome

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 10, 2007
  • 05:07 PM

My story starts about 15 years ago my wife noticed that I had one pupil larger than the other. I went to the doctor and he did some neurological testing and found out I had arteries in my brain that were more curved than normal otherwise no other abnormalities and that was that. I never had any ohter problems with the condition until about 13 years later which was about two years ago. I started sweating on just one side of my body. I had always sweat heavily but now just on the right side nothing at all on the left. I checked with my local doctor and he laughed and did not know what it was but it is unusual he said. He sent me to the university of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where I saw a neurologist. He was stumped too so he sent me to an associate who was a neuro-opthamologist. The neuro-opthamologist knew right away it was Ross Syndrome. I also found out that diarrhea which I had frequently was also caused by this syndrome, hyperthyroid on a temporary basis that I had had was caused by this and also atrial fibrilation was also caused by this syndrome. It is considered benign but it is interesting I think. I decided to put this in here so others that may have this rare condition might find out what it is. I am one of only twelve known cases but it is probably way underdiagnosed.

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