A review of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury.

@article{Perkes2010ARO,
  title={A review of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury.},
  author={Iain E Perkes and Ian James Baguley and Melissa Therese Nott and David K. Menon},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={126-35}
}
Severe excessive autonomic overactivity occurs in a subgroup of people surviving acquired brain injury, the majority of whom show paroxysmal sympathetic and motor overactivity. Delayed recognition of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) after brain injury may increase morbidity and long-term disability. Despite its significant clinical impact, the scientific literature on this syndrome is confusing; there is no consensus on nomenclature, etiological information for diagnoses preceding the… CONTINUE READING
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