Research and Treatment in HSANs

Status: Recruiting

Research and Treatment in HSANs: In addition to HSAN III (familial dysautonomia), we are also studying the clinical features of the other HSANs, including type IV (congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis). Patients with HSANs are studied in the Dysautonomia Research Laboratory with different experiments focused on understanding the cardiovascular features and neurological cause for their symptoms. We believe that better understanding of the HSANs will allow us to plan more effective treatment strategies that will improve the quality of life of patients with these rare inherited conditions.  

Eligibility: The study is open to people with a diagnosis of hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy of any age. 

IRB#: R07-938

Sponsor: Dysautonomia Foundation, Inc.