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  • Neurol Clin Therapeut J 2018, Vol 2(1): 1

Superficial Siderosis of the Central Nervous System: A Case Report

Brooks JBB1*, Prosdócimi FC2, Oliveira CLS1, Harding J1, Araújo MG1, Dal Maso GG3, Santos JC3, Vancini ESB3, Belini AM3 and Almeida PN3
1Department of Neurology, Irmandade Santa Casa Misericórdia de Santos, , São Paulo, Brazil
2Department of Structure and Function, UNIMES-Universidade Metropolitana de Santos, , São Paulo, Brazil
3UNIMES-Universidade Metropolitana de Santos, , São Paulo, Brazil
*Corresponding Author : Brooks JBB, Irmandade Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Santos, Avenida Cláudio Luiz da Costa 50, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil, Tel: +55-13-32020600, Email: [email protected]

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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