Superficial siderosis mimicking amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Erika D. Driver-Dunckley, Joseph M. Hoxworth, Naresh P. 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 1 2010

Keywords

  • ALS
  • Ataxia
  • Superficial siderosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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