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Speech symptoms associated with early signs of Shy Drager syndrome.
  1. C J Bassich,
  2. C L Ludlow,
  3. R J Polinsky


    Speech disturbances reflecting impaired laryngeal control were found in ten patients whose autonomic dysfunction was associated with central neurological disease (Shy Drager Syndrome). In contrast, ten patients with progressive autonomic failure without evidence of CNS involvement had no difficulties on speech function tasks in comparison with normal controls. Presence of speech symptoms may aid in the clinical differentiation between patients with pure autonomic dysfunction and those with central neurological involvement.

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