Acute superficial sensory neuropathy with generalized anhidrosis, anosmia, and ageusia

Yu Miyazaki, Haruki Koike, Mizuki Ito, Naoki Atsuta, Hirohisa Watanabe, Masahisa Katsuno, Susumu Kusunoki, Gen Sobue

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We report a 53-year-old woman with an unusual presentation characterized by acute onset of generalized sensory symptoms associated with anhidrosis, anosmia, ageusia, and elevated titers of anti-GalNAc-GD1a antibodies. After intravenous immunoglobulin therapy, a remarkable improvement in the pain and temperature sensation was noted in her face, trunk, and extremities. The impaired pain and temperature sensation remained distributed along cranial and spinal dermatomes in a non-length-dependent manner, suggesting that the ganglionopathy affected small neurons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-288
Number of pages3
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 02-2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)


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