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Hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Cerebral amyloid angiopathy
  • Senile cerebral amyloid angiopathy
  • HCHWA
  • CAA
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Treatment

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How might hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis - Dutch type be treated?

There is no known effective treatment for hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis - Dutch type. Treatment is supportive and based on the control of symptoms. In some cases, rehabilitation is needed for weakness or clumsiness. This can include physical, occupational, or speech therapy. Occasionally, some patients are good candidates for medications that can help improve memory.[1] The management of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) related to hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis - Dutch type is identical to the standard management of ICH. The main objectives include reversing anticoagulation, managing intracranial pressure, and preventing complications.[2]
Last updated: 2/5/2009

References
  1. Senile cerebral amyloid angiopathy. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. August 7, 2006; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000719.htm. Accessed 2/4/2009.
  2. Menon RA, Merino JG. Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy: Treatment & Medication. eMedicine. August 20, 2008; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1162720-treatment. Accessed 2/5/2009.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • Cerebral amyloid angiopathy
  • Senile cerebral amyloid angiopathy
  • HCHWA
  • CAA
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.