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Sneddon Syndrome

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Synonyms of Sneddon Syndrome

  • Livedo Reticularis and Cerebrovascular Accidents
  • Sneddon's Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Sneddon syndrome is a rare progressive disorder affecting the blood vessels characterized by the association of a skin condition and neurological abnormalities. Characteristics include multiple episodes of reduced blood flow to the brain (cerebral ischemia) and bluish net-like patterns of discoloration on the skin surrounding normal- appearing skin (livedo reticularis). Major symptoms may include headache, dizziness, abnormally high blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease, mini-strokes, and/or stroke. Lesions (infarcts) may develop within the central nervous system as a result of reduced blood flow to the brain and may cause reduced mental capacity, memory loss, and/or other neurological symptoms. The exact cause of Sneddon syndrome is unknown.

Organizations related to Sneddon Syndrome

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