Term Category: General Symptom

Anisocoria

Anisocoria is when the pupils of both eyes are uneven in size. Defined when the difference is 0.4 mm or greater between the pupils.  It is an indication of demyelination of the optic nerves. Sources: Superficial siderosis is a rare neurologic disease characterized by progressive sensorineural hearing loss, cerebellar ataxia, pyramidal signs, and neuroimaging findings…

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Anosmia

  Anosmia is the complete loss of your sense of smell from damage to the first cranial nerve and parts of the fifth cranial nerve. It is a very common symptom of Superficial Siderosis. The progression starts very slowly. Most people will notice off odors or phantom smells at first. Over time the death of…

superficial siderosis ataxia

Ataxia

Superficial Siderosis associated ataxia describes a symptom of incoordination which is linked to  degenerative changes in the central nervous system. This form of ataxia is a symptom of your medical condition and differs from Hereditary Ataxia or Sporadic Ataxia which are both separate neurological diseases. Ataxia is one of the three classic clinical symptoms experienced…

Body Pain

Chronic body pain, weakness or numbness is the result of neurological induced myelopathy, peripheral neuropathy, and spasticity.           Sources: Superficial siderosis is a rare neurologic disease characterized by progressive sensorineural hearing loss, cerebellar ataxia, pyramidal signs, and neuroimaging findings revealing hemosiderin deposits in the spinal and cranial leptomeninges and subpial layer. The…

Bowel Function

Brainstem and spinal cord involvement along with autonomic peripheral neuropathy may result in alternating episodes of constipation or bowel incontinence. This type of constipation does not respond very well to laxatives or fiber since it reflects a widespread motility problem affecting the whole gut. Although rare, this condition suggests that autonomic dysfunction of gut motility…

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