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Cadasil: Introduction

Cadasil: A rare inherited condition which affects the small blood vessels of the brain. Damage to the vessels causes strokes and other problems. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cadasil is available below.

Symptoms of Cadasil

Treatments for Cadasil

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Cadasil: Deaths

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Cadasil: Complications

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  • Premature death usually about 65 years of age
  • Heart attack due to damage to heart blood vessels
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Causes of Cadasil

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Disease Topics Related To Cadasil

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Less Common Symptoms of Cadasil

Cadasil: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Cadasil

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Clinical Trials for Cadasil

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Cadasil: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Cadasil:

A familial, cerebral arteriopathy mapped to chromosome 19q12, and characterized by the presence of granular deposits in small CEREBRAL ARTERIES producing ischemic STROKE; PSEUDOBULBAR PALSY; and multiple subcortical infarcts (CEREBRAL INFARCTION). CADASIL is an acronym for Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy. CADASIL differs from BINSWANGER DISEASE by the presence of MIGRAINE WITH AURA and usually by the lack of history of arterial HYPERTENSION. (From Bradley et al, Neurology in Clinical Practice, 2000, p1146) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Cadasil is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cadasil, or a subtype of Cadasil, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cadasil as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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