Cerebral Vascular Disease

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Definition

Cerebral amyloid angiopathy is a neurological condition in which proteins called amyloid build up on the walls of the arteries in the brain. The condition increases the risk of hemorrhagic stroke and dementia.


Alternative Names

Amyloidosis - cerebral; CAA


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The cause of cerebral amyloid angiopathy is unknown. Persons with this condition have deposits of amyloid protein in the walls of the brain arteries. The protein is usually not...

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