The first Susac's syndrome case in Turkey

Erer S., Boz M., Taskapilioglu O., Hakyemez B., Kaderli B., Zarifoglu M.

JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.251, pp.134-137, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Susac's syndrome is a vasospastic disease resulting from bilateral microangiopathy of the brain, cochlea and retina. It is characterized by encephalopathy, bilateral sensorineural fluctuating hearing loss and visual loss. It is very uncommon and usually affects women during young adulthood. Since all three symptoms of the triad may not be present, the clinical diagnosis is difficult. Therefore, neuroimaging, particularly magnetic resonance imaging, has an important role in establishing the diagnosis.