Hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis
- Cerebral amyloid angiopathy
- Senile cerebral amyloid angiopathy
Your QuestionMy father as well as several other family members had cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). What are my chances of having the condition? What is the difference between familial CAA and Dutch type CAA?
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Questions on this page
- What is cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA)?
- What is the difference between "familial" cerebral amyloid angiopathy and cerebral amyloid angiopathy, Dutch type?
- Since I have a family history of hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis, what are the chances that I inherited the condition?
- How can I find a genetics professional in my area?
Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding genetic conditions, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about genetic consultations is available from Genetics Home Reference. To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary healthcare provider for a referral.
The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:
- The National Society for Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who live outside of the United States. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists in your country, some of whom may be researchers that do not provide medical care.
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- Menon RS, Merino JG. Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy. eMedicine. August 20, 2008; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1162720-overview. Accessed 2/4/2009.
- Cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis, hereditary, Dutch type; HCHWAD. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). October 4, 2007; http://omim.org/entry/605714. Accessed 3/5/2008.