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Thermoregulatory dysfunction in stroke

Darina Georgieva-Hristova


One of the most important autonomous disorders after stroke are cardiovascular and thermoregulato- ry complications. The asymmetry in skin temperature and sweat glands, autonomic dysregulation reflect va- somotor and affects the quality of life of patients with stroke. The majority of the patients describe a ` feeling of coldness` in paretic limbs. In hemispheric stroke is often observed hyperhidrosis of paretic side of the body most pronounced in the acute phase of stroke.


thermoregulatory dysfunction; autonomic disturbances; stroke

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