Case 159: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation

Mario Savoiardo, Alessandra Erbetta, Guido Storchi, Floriano Girotti

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A 76-year-old man presented to the outpatient neurology service with fatigue and confusion of several months duration. His wife had recently noticed that he also had some memory impairment. The patient was a dental technician and was still active at work. He had mild hypertension. The only medication he was taking was aspirin (100 mg per day). At presentation, his systolic blood pressure was 160 mm Hg, and his diastolic blood pressure was 80 mm Hg. Funduscopic examination revealed mild arterial narrowing and sclerosis. The patient was alert and perfectly oriented. His Mini-Mental State Examination score was 27 (25.3 after correction for age and education), with some failure on memory tasks. The rest of the neurologic examination was normal. The results of routine blood tests performed at presentation were normal. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate; levels of C-reactive protein and extractable nuclear antigen, lupus anticoagulant, and anticardiolipin antibodies; and prothrombin and partial thromboplastin times were normal. Serum protein electrophoresis findings were negative. This patient was considered to have mild cognitive impairment (amnestic type) and was referred for brain computed tomography (CT), which was followed the next day by 0.5-and 1.5-T magnetic resonance (MR) imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-327
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology
Volume256
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
Blood Pressure
Inflammation
Dental Technicians
Lupus Coagulation Inhibitor
Anticardiolipin Antibodies
Confusion
Nuclear Antigens
Partial Thromboplastin Time
Blood Sedimentation
Neurologic Examination
Hematologic Tests
Prothrombin
Sclerosis
Ambulatory Care
Neurology
Spouses
C-Reactive Protein
Aspirin
Fatigue

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Case 159 : Cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation. / Savoiardo, Mario; Erbetta, Alessandra; Storchi, Guido; Girotti, Floriano.

In: Radiology, Vol. 256, No. 1, 07.2010, p. 323-327.

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Savoiardo, M, Erbetta, A, Storchi, G & Girotti, F 2010, 'Case 159: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation', Radiology, vol. 256, no. 1, pp. 323-327. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.10091170
Savoiardo, Mario ; Erbetta, Alessandra ; Storchi, Guido ; Girotti, Floriano. / Case 159 : Cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation. In: Radiology. 2010 ; Vol. 256, No. 1. pp. 323-327.
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