Superficial siderosis (SS) is a rare condition resulting from different sources of bleeding into the subpial space. The most common symptoms are: hypoacusia, ataxia, incontinence, dementia and parkinsonism. Since several neurodegenerative disorders may present with same clinical features, SS is often misdiagnosed. Here we present a case of SS misdiagnosed as idiopathic bilateral neurosensorial deafness.
- neurological injury
- ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
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Contributors HAG-U is the intellectual author and final reviewer of the case. MS-F, TP-T and PR-M edited the manuscript and recollected information from the patient and his medical records.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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