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Other Names for this Disease
- Sudden onset of unilateral flushing and sweating
- Unilateral loss of facial flushing and sweating with contralateral anhidrosis
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 The asymmetrical facial sweating and flushing described with this condition has been named the 'Harlequin Sign'.Harlequin syndrome was first coined by Lance and Drummond in 1988 when they described five cases of unilateral (on one side) flushing and sweating.
Last updated: 6/29/2009
- Corbett M, Abernethy DA. Harlequin syndrome. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1999; http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1736279&blobtype=pdf. Accessed 6/29/2009.
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