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Susac syndrome is a rare, probably immune-mediated endotheliopathy presenting with encephalopathy, sensorineural hearing loss and retinal arterial occlusions. A 33-year-old female with Susac syndrome was worsening despite high-dose steroids so a brain biopsy was performed which suggested a possible fungal infection. Treatment with amphotericin B resulted in prompt reversal of symptoms and radiological findings, and no further symptoms occurred during 8 years of follow-up. A diagnosis of fungal infection was not confirmed. The etiology of Susac syndrome is unknown and this anecdotal observation suggests that an infectious agent susceptible to amphotericin might have caused or triggered Susac syndrome in this patient.
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Name: Acta medica portuguesa
The diagnosis of Susac syndrome, a presumed autoimmune retinocochleocerebral microvasculopathy, is extremely complex. At the onset of this orphan disease patients can present with an incomplete clini...
A 24-year-old woman developed encephalopathy, branch retinal artery occlusion, hearing loss, and had "snowball" lesions in the corpus callosum, classic findings of Susac syndrome (SuS). Despite intens...
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