Superficial Siderosis of the Central Nervous System: A Case Report
Received Date: May 04, 2018 / Accepted Date: May 14, 2018 / Published Date: May 21, 2018
Superficial siderosis of the central nervous system is a rare disease caused by insidious hemorrhage into the subarachnoid space with resultant hemosiderin deposition in the subpial layers of the brain and spinal cord. The cardinal features of this disease are deafness and cerebellar ataxia. The present case refers to a 47-year-old man with chronic and progressive sensorineural deafness, cerebellar ataxia and headache. Magnetic resonance imaging provided a clue to its possible etiology. This case report alerts to the possibility of superficial siderosis of the central nervous system the differential diagnosis of patients with progressive deafness and cerebellar ataxia.
Keywords: Superficial Siderosis; Cerebrospinal fluid; Ataxia; Subarachnoid space
Citation: Brooks JBB, Prosdócimi FC, Oliveira CLS, Harding J, Araújo MG, et al. (2018) Superficial Siderosis of the Central Nervous System: A Case Report. Neurol Clin Therapeut J 2: 106.
Copyright: © 2018 Brooks JBB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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