Hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis
Other Names for this Disease
- Cerebral amyloid angiopathy
- Senile cerebral amyloid angiopathy
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amyloid protein is deposited onto the walls of the arteries of the brain (and less frequently, veins). Although CAA often does not cause symptoms, it may cause bleeding into the brain (hemorrhagic stroke), dementia, or neurologic episodes in some patients. The majority of CAA cases occur in individuals who do not have a family history. However, two familial forms of CAA have been identified. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a neurological condition in which
Last updated: 2/5/2009
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- Amyloidosis Awareness is an illustrated booklet for patients and physicians developed by Amyloidosis Support Groups Inc. Versions of the booklet are also available in Spanish and Portuguese.
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