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A case of Susac syndrome.
Korean J Ophthalmol 2013; 27(5):381-3KJ

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to report on the first known Korean case of Susac syndrome. An 18-year-old female came to our clinic reporting blurred vision of the left eye for 2 days. She also complained of decreased hearing with tinnitus of the right ear and mild headache. She was previously healthy and had no remarkable medical history. Best-corrected visual acuity was 20 / 50 in the left eye and 20 / 20 in the right eye. An axiomatic triad of ocular, cochlear, and neurologic involvement was observed in the patient. Fluorescein angiography showed branched retinal arterial occlusions in the left eye. A sudden right sensorineural hearing loss was observed on audimetry. Magnetic resonance images showed a hyperintense lesion in the white matter around the corpus callosum. The patient was treated with high doses of systemic corticosteroids, and no neuropsychological sequelae were observed. This is the first case report of Susac syndrome in Korea. In cases of retinal arterial occlusion with hearing loss or neuropsychological symptoms, Susac syndrome should be suspected.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, Kim's Eye Hospital, Konyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24082778

Citation

Cho, Han Joo, et al. "A Case of Susac Syndrome." Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO, vol. 27, no. 5, 2013, pp. 381-3.
Cho HJ, Kim CG, Cho SW, et al. A case of Susac syndrome. Korean J Ophthalmol. 2013;27(5):381-3.
Cho, H. J., Kim, C. G., Cho, S. W., & Kim, J. W. (2013). A case of Susac syndrome. Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO, 27(5), pp. 381-3. doi:10.3341/kjo.2013.27.5.381.
Cho HJ, et al. A Case of Susac Syndrome. Korean J Ophthalmol. 2013;27(5):381-3. PubMed PMID: 24082778.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A case of Susac syndrome. AU - Cho,Han Joo, AU - Kim,Chul Gu, AU - Cho,Sung Won, AU - Kim,Jong Woo, Y1 - 2013/09/10/ PY - 2011/08/26/received PY - 2011/10/23/accepted PY - 2013/10/2/entrez PY - 2013/10/2/pubmed PY - 2014/6/6/medline KW - Encephalopathy KW - Hearing loss KW - Retinal artery occlusion KW - Susac syndrome SP - 381 EP - 3 JF - Korean journal of ophthalmology : KJO JO - Korean J Ophthalmol VL - 27 IS - 5 N2 - The purpose of this article is to report on the first known Korean case of Susac syndrome. An 18-year-old female came to our clinic reporting blurred vision of the left eye for 2 days. She also complained of decreased hearing with tinnitus of the right ear and mild headache. She was previously healthy and had no remarkable medical history. Best-corrected visual acuity was 20 / 50 in the left eye and 20 / 20 in the right eye. An axiomatic triad of ocular, cochlear, and neurologic involvement was observed in the patient. Fluorescein angiography showed branched retinal arterial occlusions in the left eye. A sudden right sensorineural hearing loss was observed on audimetry. Magnetic resonance images showed a hyperintense lesion in the white matter around the corpus callosum. The patient was treated with high doses of systemic corticosteroids, and no neuropsychological sequelae were observed. This is the first case report of Susac syndrome in Korea. In cases of retinal arterial occlusion with hearing loss or neuropsychological symptoms, Susac syndrome should be suspected. SN - 2092-9382 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24082778/A_case_of_Susac_syndrome_ L2 - https://ekjo.org/DOIx.php?id=10.3341/kjo.2013.27.5.381 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -