Welcome to the Sneddon’s Foundation.  

Sneddon’s Syndrome is a rare neurovascurlar disorder.  It is characterized by a combination of a bluish, sometimes net-like mottling of the skin and either severe but transient neurological episodes or full stroke.

Most Sneddon’s patients respond well to appropriate treatment.  Many go on to  lead essentially normal lives – but only if their doctors are familiar with current research on both diagnosis and management.   

Many Sneddon’s patients suffer day-to-day battles with dizziness, severe head or eye pain, often high blood pressure, extreme fatigue, exercise intolerance, unusual muscle spasms, or tremors. For all Sneddon’s patients there are worries about the possibility of stroke and memory problems that sometimes develop into early onset dementia. 

Recent publications make it clear that Sneddon’s can impact not only the brain, but other areas of the body as well, particularly the heart and kidneys.  Many researchers argue now for an understanding of Sneddon’s as “systemic” rather than focused only on the brain.

 In response to these challenges, the U.S. Sneddon’s Foundation was formed in May 2008.