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Association of angiitis of central nervous system, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, and Alzheimer’s disease: Report of an autopsy case

Authors Annweiler C, Paccalin M, Berrut G, Hommet C, Lavigne C, Saint-André J-P, Beauchet O

Published 5 December 2008 Volume 2008:4(6) Pages 1471—1474


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Cédric Annweiler1, Marc Paccalin2, Gilles Berrut3, Caroline Hommet4, Christian Lavigne1, Jean-Paul Saint-André5, Olivier Beauchet1

1Department of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, Angers University Hospital, France; 2Department of Geriatrics, Poitiers University Hospital, France; 3Department of Geriatrics, Nantes University Hospital, France; 4Department of Geriatrics, Tours University Hospital, France; 5Department of Anatomopatholgy, Angers University Hospital, France

Abstract: The association of angiitis of central nervous system (ACNS) with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) suggests a physiopathological relationship between these two affections. Few cases are reported in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We describe here a clinicopathological case associating ACNS, CAA, and AD. We discuss the aetiology of ACNS and its relationship with cerebral deposition of beta A4 amyloid protein (βA4).

Keywords: cerebral angiopathy, Alzheimer’s disease

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