Jacobs Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science

A Case of Sneddon’s Syndrome Attempted the Suicide Due To Progressive Mental Deterioration

Published on: 2016-03-04

Abstract

Sneddon’s syndrome (SS) is a rare clinical entity characterized by livedo reticularis (LR) and cerebrovascular disease. This disease is thought to bear some relationship with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), but the prognosis of SS is more serious than that of APS due to recurrence of cerebral infarction, migraine, and progressive cognitive impairment. We present the case of a 49-year-old woman with diffuse LR of the feet, migraine-type headache, left hemiplegia, and mental deterioration.

Keywords

Sneddon’s Syndrome; Livedo Reticularis; Cognitive Impairment; Rehabilitation