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Sneddon Syndrome

Sneddon Syndrome Causes

The definite cause of Sneddon syndrome is still unknown.

Sneddon Syndrome Definition

Sneddon syndrome is a rare inherited disease, which involves blood vessel disorders manifesting in changes in the skin and neurological symptoms.

Sneddon Syndrome Diagnosis

Magnetic resonance imaging, histological, immunohistochemical, ultrasound evaluation and skin biopsy may be useful in the diagnosis of Sneddon syndrome. At present there is still no exact diagnostic procedure to provide exact diagnosis of this syndrome.

Sneddon Syndrome Symptoms and Signs

Sneddon syndrome is characterized by wide-ranging symptoms that may include some or all of the following: • Hypertension or increased blood pressure • Arterial disease • Tingling feeling when exposed to cold • Numbness when exposed to cold • Red bluish or reticular discoloration of skin on extremities • Presence of ulcers on extremities • Dilated small vessels • Headache • Dizziness • Cardiovascular disease • Lesions in the central nervous system due to reduced blood flow to the brain • Memory loss • Impaired mental ability • Gangrene of toes • Lack or impaired pulse in posterior tibia and dorsalis pedis arteries • Other neurological symptoms

Sneddon Syndrome Treatment

There is still no medication proven effective to cure Sneddon syndrome, treatment is usually supportive and symptomatic. This means that treatment depends on the present symptoms that the patient is experiencing. For example, patient with Sneddon syndrome with cardiovascular disease will receive treatment specifically intended to cure this medical condition.

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