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Other Names for this Disease
- Cerebral arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy
- Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy
- Dementia, hereditary multi-infarct type
- Familial vascular leukoencephalopathy
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There is no treatment to halt this genetic disorder. Individuals are given supportive care. Migraine headaches may be treated by different drugs and a daily aspirin may reduce stroke and heart attack risk. Drug therapy for depression may be given. Affected individuals who smoke should quit as it can increase the risk of stroke in CADASIL.
Last updated: 3/22/2011
- NINDS CADASIL Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). October 13, 2009; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cadasil/CADASIL.htm. Accessed 3/22/2011.
- GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions. Click on the link to view the article on this topic.
Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied CADASIL. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.