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Hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis, Dutch type (subtype)
  • Hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis, Icelandic type (subtype)
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Overview


Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a neurological condition in which amyloid protein is deposited onto the walls of the arteries of the brain (and less frequently, veins).  Although CAA often does not cause symptoms, it may cause bleeding into the brain (hemorrhagic stroke), dementia, or neurologic episodes in some patients.  The majority of CAA cases occur in individuals who do not have a family history. However, two familial forms of CAA have been identified. [1][2]
Last updated: 2/5/2009

References

  1. Senile cerebral amyloid angiopathy. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. August 7, 2006; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000719.htm. Accessed 2/4/2009.
  2. Menon RS, Merino JG. Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy. eMedicine. August 20, 2008; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1162720-overview. Accessed 2/4/2009.
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Basic Information

  • Amyloidosis Awareness is an illustrated booklet for patients and physicians developed by Amyloidosis Support Groups Inc. Versions of the booklet are also available in Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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