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Cerebral amyloid angiopathy in East and West.
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PMID:  20854625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy, a vasculopathy characterised by the deposition of amyloid fibrils in the arteries and arterioles in the cerebral cortex and meninges, has been reported to be associated with intracerebral haemorrhage and cognitive impairment in the elderly. Advances in neuroimaging and validation of the clinical diagnostic criteria aid in making a correct clinical diagnosis. Associations with Alzheimer's disease, asymptomatic microbleeds and white matter changes on neuroimaging have an influence on the clinical treatment for patients with probable cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Reviewing the reports from Asian countries, we found that patients with cerebral amyloid angiopathy have a strong age-related prevalence and a consistent association with dementia, but a weaker correlation with intracerebral haemorrhage, most likely due to a higher incidence of hypertensive intracerebral haemorrhage. Involvement of the occipital lobe arteries by CAA is common in all races and ethnicities, while frontal lobe arteries may be more frequently involved in the East compared to the West. The clinical impact of cerebral amyloid angiopathy on intracerebral haemorrhage and cognitive impairment could be increasingly obvious in Asian countries with ageing populations, especially with improving control of hypertension, the leading cause of intracerebral haemorrhage.
Yu-Wei Chen; Ming-Jen Lee; Eric E Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1747-4949     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Stroke     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-21     Completed Date:  2011-01-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101274068     Medline TA:  Int J Stroke     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Landseed Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Asia / epidemiology
Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy / complications,  epidemiology*,  physiopathology*
Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology

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