Table 2 Overview of neurological signs and symptoms at diagnosis

From: Sneddon syndrome: a comprehensive clinical review of 53 patients

Characteristic Value (N = 53)
N (%)
Neurological index event  
 Type of event  
  Ischaemic stroke 35 (66)
  TIA 10 (19)
  Amaurosis fugax 0 (0)
  Haemorrhagic stroke 0 (0)
  Cognitive impairment 2 (4)
  Silent stroke 6 (11)
 Symptoms of eventa  
  Motor deficit 29 (66)
  Sensory deficit 17 (39)
  Aphasia 14 (32)
  Dysarthria 9 (21)
  Hemianopia 5 (11)
  Cortical blindness 1 (2)
  Diplopia 2 (5)
  Central facial palsy 10 (23)
  Cerebellar ataxia 3 (7)
Other neurological symptoms  
 Cognitive impairment  
  None 40 (76)
  Mild 6 (11)
  Moderate 6 (11)
  Dementia 1 (2)
 Headache  
  Any type 28 (53)
  Migraine with aura 10 (36)
  Migraine without aura 9 (32)
  Chronic tension-type headache 7 (25)
  Unclassified headache 2 (7)
 Epilepsy  
  Focal 4 (8)
  Generalised 0 (0)
  1. TIA indicates transient ischaemic attack
  2. aTotals can exceed 100%, because patients can have multiple symptoms per stroke