Superficial siderosis mimicking amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Erika M Driver-Dunckley, Joseph M. Hoxworth, Naresh Patel, E. Peter Bosch, Brent P. Goodman

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Abstract

We report a case of superficial siderosis erroneously diagnosed as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The patient's symptoms began 18 years prior with unilateral upper extremity weakness, fasciculations, and hyperreflexia. The patient then developed ataxia and hearing loss 15 years after his original symptoms. The magnetic resonance images revealed superficial siderosis involving the spinal cord and brain. We want to attract attention to superficial siderosis as a rare amyotrophic lateral sclerosis mimic disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-144
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

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Siderosis
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Fasciculation
Abnormal Reflexes
Ataxia
Hearing Loss
Upper Extremity
Spinal Cord
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Brain

Keywords

  • ALS
  • Ataxia
  • Superficial siderosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Superficial siderosis mimicking amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. / Driver-Dunckley, Erika M; Hoxworth, Joseph M.; Patel, Naresh; Bosch, E. Peter; Goodman, Brent P.

In: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease, Vol. 11, No. 3, 03.2010, p. 137-144.

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Driver-Dunckley, Erika M ; Hoxworth, Joseph M. ; Patel, Naresh ; Bosch, E. Peter ; Goodman, Brent P. / Superficial siderosis mimicking amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease. 2010 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 137-144.
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