Sneddon's syndrome

Ecaterina Bontas, Akiko Tanikawa, Andreea Cristina Mitu, Cornelia Predescu, Daniela Bartos, Semona Vizeteu, Maria Dorobanţu

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Sneddon's syndrome is a rare non-inflammatory arteriopathy labeled as a neurodermatologic disorder and defined by multiple cerebrovascular accidents and extensive livedo racemosa. It is a slowly progressive condition, and often unrecognized. The condition has a slow progress starting with non - specific symptoms, then livedo racemosa, and later, neurological involvement Autoimmune process against the endothelial cell has been observed, particularly occurring in combination with the Hughes antiphospholipid antibody syndrome The diagnosis of Sneddon's syndrome needs extensive laboratory evaluation. There is no specific investigation in Sneddon's syndrome, and the only diagnostic criterion is the histological exam of skin biopsy. There is no specific treatment for Sneddon's syndrome, only the symptomatic and supportive measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of the Balkan Medical Union
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Hughes syndrome
  • Livedo racemosa
  • Neurodermatologic disorder
  • Sneddon's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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