Stridor in multiple system atrophy and associated grey matter alterations

Takeaway

  • An exploratory study suggests that multiple system atrophy (MSA) patients with stridor (noisy breathing) have grey matter changes in the striatal and cerebellar regions not seen in MSA patients without stridor.

Why this matters

    MSA-associated stridor is a predictor of shorter survival, and this study provides a potential mechanism and avenue for further research leading to potential therapies.