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Familial Sneddon’s syndrome with microbleeds in MRI
  1. S Llufriu1,
  2. A Cervera1,
  3. S Capurro2,
  4. A Chamorro1
  1. 1
    Stroke Unit, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2
    Radiology Service, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
  1. Professor A Chamorro, Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel, 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain; achamorro{at}

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Sneddon’s syndrome is an uncommon cause of stroke in young people, characterised by livedo reticularis and cerebrovascular disease. A few familial cases have been described. We present another familial case in which MRI demonstrated small vessel ischaemia with prominent microbleeds.


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  • Patient consent: Informed consent was obtained for publication of the case details described in this report and for fig 1.