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Sneddon Syndrome


Synonyms of Sneddon Syndrome
  • Livedo Reticularis and Cerebrovascular Accidents
  • Sneddon's Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Sneddon syndrome is a rare progressive disorder affecting the blood vessels characterized by the association of a skin condition and neurological abnormalities. Characteristics include multiple episodes of reduced blood flow to the brain (cerebral ischemia) and bluish net-like patterns of discoloration on the skin surrounding normal- appearing skin (livedo reticularis). Major symptoms may include headache, dizziness, abnormally high blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease, mini-strokes, and/or stroke. Lesions (infarcts) may develop within the central nervous system as a result of reduced blood flow to the brain and may cause reduced mental capacity, memory loss, and/or other neurological symptoms. The exact cause of Sneddon syndrome is unknown.
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    Organizations related to Sneddon Syndrome
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
      P.O. Box 30105
      Bethesda MD 20824-0105
      Phone #: 301-592-8573
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
      Home page: N/A
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
    • National Stroke Association
      9707 East Easter Lane
      Englewood CO 80112-3747
      Phone #: 303-649-9299
      800 #: 800-787-6537
      e-mail: info@stroke.org
      Home page: http://www.stroke.org
    • Sneddon Foundation (Stichting Sneddon)
      Kesselloop 17
      Breda None None
      Phone #: 003-1 7-654 23861
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@sneddon.nl
      Home page: http://www.sneddon.nl



    For a Complete Report

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