Superficial siderosis

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Superficial siderosis

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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FamilieSCN2A Foundation

We are an organization created by parents of children diagnosed with rare forms of Epilepsy and Autism as a result of a change in the SCN2A gene. Our vision is to find effective treatments and a cure for SCN2A related disorders. Our mission is to improve the lives of those affected by SCN2A related disorders through research, public awareness, family support and patient advocacy.

National Ataxia Foundation

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 while working to improve the lives of those living with Ataxia. NAF’s vision of a world without Ataxia will be accomplished through our primary programs of funding Ataxia research, providing vital programs and services fo

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