Other Names for this Disease
- Retinocochleocerebral vasculopathy
- Retinopathy-encephalopathy-deafness associated with microangiopathy
- SICRET (small infarction of cochlear, retinal, and encephalic tissue) syndrome
- SICRET syndrome
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The exact cause of Susac syndrome is not currently known. It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder that leads to inflammation and occlusion of the very tiny blood vessels that supply blood to the brain, retina, and inner ear. The symptoms of Susac syndrome result from damage to these blood vessels and their decreased function.
Last updated: 7/21/2014
- Susac's Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). December 2010; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Susac%27s%20Syndrome. Accessed 4/25/2011.
- Rennebohm, Robert; Susac, John. Journal of Neurological Sciences. February 26,2007; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17324441.