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CEREBRAL AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT ARTERIOPATHY
Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy (CADASIL) is a rare genetic disease that affects the small blood vessels of the brain. The onset, severity, symptoms and progression of the disease vary greatly from one individual to another. Hallmark symptoms of cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy are:
• Cognitive impairment
• Psychiatric disturbances
• Transient ischemic attacks
HOW IS CEREBRAL AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT ARTERIOPATHY DIAGNOSED?
An MRI scan or CT scan can be conducted to show the progression of the ailment. These kinds of screening tests will also show the presence of white lesions around the various cerebral vessels present in the brain. A blood test can also help look for the presence of the Notch 3 gene which brings about this condition.
HOW IS CEREBRAL AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT ARTERIOPATHY TREATED?
There is no effective treatment for this condition. The goal of the treatment is to reduce the impact of the symptoms on the normal functioning of the person. Rehabilitation to improve speech may be recommended. Anticonvulsants such as phenytoin and carbamazepine can be used to deal with seizures.
DID YOU KNOW?
The cardiologist will help in treatment and diagnosis of the condition.