Early Diagnosis of Horner Syndrome Using Topical Apraclonidine

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Title Early Diagnosis of Horner Syndrome Using Topical Apraclonidine
Creator Cooper-Knock, Jonathan; Pepper, Irene; Hodgson, Timothy; Sharrack, Basil
Affiliation Department of Neurology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Abstract The diagnosis of Horner syndrome (HS) using apraclonidine eye drops is an alternative to the use of topical cocaine drops. A number of reports have described the efficacy of apraclonidine testing, but there is some debate over its sensitivity in the acute setting. We describe a patient with HS secondary to carotid dissection who had a positive response to apraclonidine 3 hours after the onset of symptoms. The case is made for a larger study of apraclonidine use to determine its true sensitivity and specificity, identify confounding factors, and redefine the criteria for positive testing.
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Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Date 2011-09
Type Text
Rights Management © North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Publication Type Journal Article
ARK ark:/87278/s64t9qhv
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Date Created 2012-09-10
Date Modified 2014-07-10
ID 227176
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64t9qhv
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