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Definition

An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by severe orthostatic hypotension apparent from infancy or early childhood, low plasma and urinary levels of norepinephrine and epinephrine, and episodic hypoglycemia. Some patients may also have renal dysfunction and reduced life expectancy. Orthostatic hypotension, also known as postural hypotension, is a finding defined as a 20-mm Hg decrease in systolic pressure or a 10-mm Hg decrease in diastolic pressure occurring 3 minutes after a person has risen from supine to standing. Symptoms include dizziness, blurred vision, and sometimes syncope.

Acronym

ORTHYP2

 
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