Superficial siderosis

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Synonyms: Hemosiderosis of the central nervous system | Superficial hemosiderosis of the CNS | Superficial hemosiderosis of the central nervous system | Superficial siderosis of the CNS | Superficial siderosis of the central nervous system

Superficial siderosis is a rare neurologic disease characterized by progressive sensorineural hearing loss cerebellar ataxia pyramidal signs and neuroimaging findings revealing hemosiderin deposits in the spinal and cranial leptomeninges and subpial layer. The disease progresses slowly and patients may present with mild cognitive impairment nystagmus dysmetria spasticity dysdiadochokinesia dysarthria hyperreflexia and Babinski signs. Additional features reported include dementia urinary incontinence anosmia ageusia and anisocoria.

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National Ataxia Foundation

Ataxia is a rare neurological disease affecting tens of thousands of people in the US and many thousands more around the world. It is progressive, affecting a person’s ability to walk, talk, and use fine motor skills. The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) was established in 1957 to help persons with Ataxia and their families. Our mission is to accelerate the development of treatments and a cure

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