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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

CADASIL


Other Names for this Disease
  • Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy
  • Dementia, hereditary multi-infarct type
  • Familial vascular leukoencephalopathy
  • Cerebral arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy
  • CASIL
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Your Questions Answered


3 question(s) from the public on this disease have been answered. Submit a new question.
  • Both my grandfather and my uncle died from strokes caused by CADASIL and MS. My father was tested and does not have it. What are the chances that it may have passed him and I will have it? Click here for answer

  • I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) after a spinal tap and MRI. My neurologist ordered genetic testing of NOTCH3, which was positive for CADASIL. Is it possible to have MS and CADASIL? Also, would CADASIL cause lesions on the brain? Click here for answer

  • My mother and her identical twin sister have CADASIL. While some of my cousins have the condition, I do not. Am I at risk to inherit this condition?  Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy
  • Dementia, hereditary multi-infarct type
  • Familial vascular leukoencephalopathy
  • Cerebral arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy
  • CASIL
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.