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|Title:||Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) in a Chinese family: Clinical, radiological and skin biopsy features|
|Authors:||Wilder-Smith, E. |
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|Citation:||Wilder-Smith, E., Shen, Y., Yu, G.X., Wong, M.C., Ng, Y.K., Chew, N.K., Tan, C.T. (2004). Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) in a Chinese family: Clinical, radiological and skin biopsy features. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 11 (3) : 304-307. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2003.05.007|
|Abstract:||We describe the clinical, radiological, genetic and skin biopsy findings of the first Chinese family with cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL). Of the 43-member family tree extending over three generations, eight had typical clinical features of CADASIL with recurrent ischemic stroke. In the three surviving affected family members, brain MRI showed extensive leukoaraiosis. Genotyping revealed heterozygous C to T mutation at nucleotide 406 in exon 3. Unusual clinical features were cerebellar infarction as a presenting complaint and a late age of onset with mild symptoms at age 69. A novel finding is the suggestion of a direct correlation between clinical disease severity and the quantity of ultrastructural pathognomonic granular osmophilic material (GOM) seen on skin biopsy. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Clinical Neuroscience|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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