Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA)
by Kurt Jellinger
Symptoms and course
A combination of neurological and psychopathological symptoms. Stepwise progressive, hemorrhages cause neurological symptoms accompanied by progressive dementia.
Causes and risk factors
CAA at a subclinical level can occur in up to 98% of AD and 85% of aged brains.
Imaging (CCT and MRI) demonstrates the multiple hemorrhages. Genetic testing is used as ApoE [epsilon] 4 is a risk factor.
Care and treatment
Anticoagulants and thrombolysis; rehabilitation after stroke.
The Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA) Resource This website is intended as a resource for both patients and families suffering from CAA and the investigators and clinicians who work in this field.
Last Updated: vendredi 09 octobre 2009