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CEREBRAL AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT ARTERIOPATHY
CADASIL or Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy increases the risk of strokes and further impairment due to a slow down of the blood flow to various parts of the brain. This is an inherited condition that can cause epilepsy and seizures among other symptoms and related ailments. In this condition, the cerebral vessels of the brain get affected and do not receive proper blood supply.
HOW IS CEREBRAL AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT ARTERIOPATHY DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosing the symptoms of this condition is not always easy as an effective diagnosis will require a biopsy of a sample of brain tissue. Normal physical examination along with a CT scan and imaging tests can be conducted by a neurologyspecialist if the condition is suspected.
HOW IS CEREBRAL AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT ARTERIOPATHY TREATED?
There is no cure or a specific treatment that exists for CADASIL. Treatment endeavors should be focused on management of headaches, mood and psychiatric disturbances, and rehabilitation following a brain ischemic injury. Other forms of supportive therapies such as physical therapy and speech therapy are instituted for rehabilitation from stroke.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though not specific for this condition, the medications that are used for treating Alzheimer’s disease can be used on the patients with Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy to improve the issue with their memory loss.