Bilateral tonic pupils and polyneuropathy in Sjögren's syndrome: a common pathophysiological mechanism?

Eur Neurol. 1991;31(2):114-6. doi: 10.1159/000116657.


One case associating tonic pupils and Sjögren's syndrome is reported. Neurophysiological examination also demonstrated a purely sensory neuropathy. This rare association raises the issue of a common process destroying the ciliary and spinal root ganglia in these patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / complications
  • Brain Diseases / physiopathology
  • Evoked Potentials, Somatosensory / physiology*
  • Female
  • Ganglia, Spinal / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / etiology
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / physiopathology*
  • Tonic Pupil / physiopathology*