CADASIL is an autosomal dominant arteriopathy characterised by diffuse white matter lesions and small subcortical infarcts on neuroimaging and a variable combination of recurrent cerebral ischaemic episodes, cognitive deficits, migraine with aura and psychiatric symptoms. It is caused by mutations in the NOTCH3 gene encoding a NOTCH3 receptor protein. Here, we describe the genetical, clinical, neuropsychological and neuroimaging findings in an Italian CADASIL patient with a rare mutation in exon 10 leading to a Gly528Cys substitution.
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- Clinical Neurology