A challenging diagnosis of reversible “vascular” dementia: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation

L. Poli, V. De Giuli, F. Piazza, I. Volonghi, G. Bigliardi, S. Vallone, P. F. Nichelli, R. Gasparotti, A. Zini, A. Padovani, A. Pezzini

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Abstract

Cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation (CAA-ri) is a rare and treatable variant of CAA likely due to an autoimmune response directed toward beta-amyloid deposits. Cognitive and behavioral manifestations are the most common symptoms, followed by focal neurological signs, headache and seizures, associated with characteristics neuroradiological features on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We describe the clinical course, radiological features and therapeutic approach of two patients with probable CAA-ri with the aim of emphasizing the importance of an early diagnosis of this potentially reversible disease in different neurological settings, such as memory clinics and stroke units.

Original languageEnglish
Article number577109
JournalJournal of Neuroimmunology
Volume338
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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