Susac syndrome: a case report and PET imaging findings

Charlotte Dielman, Guy Laureys, Alfred Meurs, Veronique Bissay, Guy Ebinger

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We describe the case of a twenty-year-old woman with subacute encephalopathy, who subsequently developed hearing loss and ophtalmopathy. The clinical triad and typical findings on magnetic resonance imaging and cerebrospinal fluid analysis led to the diagnosis of Susac syndrome. Brain positron emission tomography showed abnormalities which are comparable with other types of central nervous system vasculitis, and distinct from those found in multiple sclerosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-230
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurologica Belgica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009


  • Brain/diagnostic imaging
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Retinal Vessels/pathology
  • Susac Syndrome/diagnostic imaging
  • Young Adult


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