Harley Syndrome is a rare syndrome that affects the autonomic nervous syndrome. In the condition, one side of the body sweats and flushes as a response to the effect. The asymmetrical facial sweating and flushing accompanied by the condition are the primary signs.
- There is no cure for the syndrome, and despite its benign nature, it can cause significant anxiety among the patient, caretaker, and healthcare professional.
- It is a self-limiting condition that will resolve automatically within minutes to hours once the trigger subsides.
- Even though treatment is not necessary considering the auto-resolve nature of the condition.
- Harley's face resulting from compressive or retraction injury at the time of neck surgeries will last for hours to days before complete resolution.
- However, this might lead to permanent facial discoloration, resulting in social embarrassment.
- Responsive patients might benefit from repetitive stellate ganglion blockage or botulinum toxin injection.
- In refractory cases, the surgical sympathectomy on the contralateral side will be the optimal treatment option.
- Familiarity with the syndrome will allow the healthcare experts to identify, diagnose and manage the syndrome, to ensure patient satisfaction and avoid potentially further complications.
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