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Superficial siderosis misdiagnosed as idiopathic bilateral neurosensorial deafness


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.

  • trauma
  • neurology
  • neurological injury
  • ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology

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