Susac Syndrome: Case & Review
Title: Susac Syndrome: Case & Review
Author: Russell Swan MD, Moran Eye Center, PGY 4
Keywords/Main Subjects: Susac’s syndrome; Branch retinal arterial occlusion
Secondary CORE Category: Neuro-ophthalmology / Causes of Decreased Vision / Vascular Disorders
Diagnosis: Susac’s syndrome
Brief Description: A twenty-seven year old female presents with one week of blurry vision in left eye. She has also had two weeks of dizziness and confusion; she presented to an outside hospital with inability to perform activities of daily living and not oriented to date. She was then transferred for further care at our facility. MRI showed multiple subcortical lesions in multiple vascular territories most noticeably in the corpus collosum.
Our patient was treated with Cellcept and high dose steroids; at her follow up visit she was on Prednisone 40 mg per day and 1000 mg of Cellcept. She will be followed by neurology with serial MRIs and ophthalmology with repeat wide field fluorescein angiogram to monitor for recurrent vascular occlusions.
Series: Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds