Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 140--143

The child who felt no pain: A case of hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy (HSAN) type IV


Imran Majid, Atiya Yaseen 
 Department of Dermatology and STD, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Imran Majid
Shri, SMHS Hospital, Karan Nagar, Srinagar, Kashmir - 190 010
India

Hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy (HSAN) is the term used to describe a group of inherited disorders that are associated with sensory dysfunction (reduced reflexes, altered pain and temperature perception) and varying degrees of autonomic dysfunction (gastro-esophageal reflux, postural hypotension, excessive sweating). Five different entities have been described under HSAN (types I-V) we report a case of HSAN IV in a one and a half year old female child, with the classical features of this disorder - insensitivity to pain, self mutilating behaviour, recurrent episodic fevers and anhidrosis.


How to cite this article:
Majid I, Yaseen A. The child who felt no pain: A case of hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy (HSAN) type IV.Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 2014;15:140-143


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Majid I, Yaseen A. The child who felt no pain: A case of hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy (HSAN) type IV. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 24 ];15:140-143
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