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Erschienen in: Clinical Autonomic Research 4/2023

02.06.2023 | Letter to the Editor

A tale of two syndromes: nontraumatic Frey’s syndrome in a woman with Sjögren’s syndrome

verfasst von: Emily Fuster, Svetlana Blitshteyn

Erschienen in: Clinical Autonomic Research | Ausgabe 4/2023

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Frey’s syndrome, also known as auriculotemporal syndrome, is characterized by gustatory flushing, warmth and sweating of the facial area innervated by the auriculotemporal nerve. Damage to the auriculotemporal nerve causes aberrant regeneration of parasympathetic fibers along sympathetic pathways, resulting in stimulation of cutaneous vasculature and sweat glands, instead of the salivary glands, after gustatory stimuli [ 1]. Common causes include parotid surgery [ 1], submandibular gland surgery [ 2] and less commonly neck dissection, facelift procedures and trauma. Nontraumatic causes of Frey’s syndrome are less common and may include diabetes and infection [ 3]. We describe a 39-year-old woman with Sjögren’s syndrome who presented with Frey’s syndrome without a past history of salivary gland surgery, diabetes or infection. To our knowledge, Frey’s syndrome in association with Sjögren’s syndrome has not been previously reported. …
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Metadaten
Titel
A tale of two syndromes: nontraumatic Frey’s syndrome in a woman with Sjögren’s syndrome
verfasst von
Emily Fuster
Svetlana Blitshteyn
Publikationsdatum
02.06.2023
Verlag
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Erschienen in
Clinical Autonomic Research / Ausgabe 4/2023
Print ISSN: 0959-9851
Elektronische ISSN: 1619-1560
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10286-023-00952-y

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