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Senile Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy

Alternate Names : Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy, Congophilic Cerebral Angiopathy, Cerebrovascular Amyloidosis

Senile Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There are no known ways to prevent senile cerebral amyloid angiopathy.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

A person with senile cerebral amyloid angiopathy usually has repeated episodes of bleeding into the brain over a period of months or years. Each episode of bleeding carries a risk of death or permanent brain damage. After each episode of bleeding, a person usually becomes more and more disabled. The person may become totally dependent on others for his or her basic needs. Death will eventually occur.

What are the risks to others?

Senile cerebral amyloid angiopathy is not known to be contagious or inherited.

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Senile Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy: Diagnosis & Tests


Senile Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: James Broomfield, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 04/10/01

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