Cognitive and social impairments in patients with superficial siderosis

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Superficial siderosis of the CNS is a rare condition, caused
by deposition of haemosiderin in the superficial layers
of the CNS due to repeated chronic subarachnoid or intraventricular
hemorrhage. Typically, the hindbrain structures,
especially the cerebellum, are most affected. There
is a surprising lack of studies investigating in detail the
behavioral functioning of patients with such a condition.
In this study, we document for the first time the cognitive,
social and emotional processing of six patients with a
confirmed clinical diagnosis of superficial siderosis