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February 1938

Die Kuppelungen von Pupillenstörungen mit Aufhebung der Sehnenreflexe.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;19(2):320. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850140162022

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In 1932 Adie collected the bibliography on a condition described as a pupillary disturbance, "pupillotonia," associated with the abolition or reduction of tendon reflexes, particularly of the knee and ankle. This syndrome is also known in the literature as pupillotonia, pseudotabes and constitutional areflexia and now is the subject of this monograph by Prof. F. Kehrer, director of the clinic for nervous diseases in Münster, Germany. The debatable question is, How can these symptoms in widely separated parts of the body be brought under a common pathologicogenetic or causal relation? The subject is treated under the following headings: pupillotonia according to Behr and Adie ; pseudotabes ; accommodation in pupillotonia ; Adie's syndrome ; forms of pseudotabes ; so-called constitutional areflexia, and other symptoms of pupillotonic pseudotabes. The author comes to the conclusion that the so-called Adie syndrome is only one of a group of symptom complexes suggesting a lesion of a

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