Pharmacologic testing in Horner's syndrome - a new paradigm.

  • Derrick P Smit
  • Published 2010 in
    South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…


For more than three decades, topical cocaine has been used to confirm the diagnosis and hydroxyamphetamine to localise the causative lesion in oculosympathetic palsy or Horner's syndrome. More recently, other drugs have demonstrated the ability to point to the diagnosis or anatomical site. Apraclonidine and phenylephrine, given their similar diagnostic… (More)

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