A case of Susac syndrome

Mary W Yellin, T. W. Johnson

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Abstract

Susac syndrome is a readily recognized but often misdiagnosed disorder almost exclusively affecting women in the 20- to 40-year age range. Characterized by the clinical triad of encephalopathy, branch retinal artery occlusions, and sensorineural hearing loss, patients with Susac syndrome are often misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Unlike MS, however, the disease process extends over a 1- to 2-year period and then goes into remission. This presentation describes the progression of symptoms of a patient eventually diagnosed with Susac syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-488
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Audiology
Volume11
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2000

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Susac Syndrome
Diagnostic Errors
Multiple Sclerosis
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Brain Diseases

Keywords

  • Branch retinal artery occlusion
  • Encephalopathy
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Susac syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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A case of Susac syndrome. / Yellin, Mary W; Johnson, T. W.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, Vol. 11, No. 9, 2000, p. 484-488.

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Yellin, MW & Johnson, TW 2000, 'A case of Susac syndrome', Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 484-488.
Yellin, Mary W ; Johnson, T. W. / A case of Susac syndrome. In: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 2000 ; Vol. 11, No. 9. pp. 484-488.
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