Cerebral amyloid angiopathy

What is Cerebral amyloid angiopathy?

Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), also known as congophilic angiopathy, is a form of angiopathy in which amyloid deposits form in the walls of the blood vessels of the central nervous system. The term congophilic is used because the presence of the abnormal aggregations of amyloid can be demonstrated by microscopic examination of brain tissue after application of a special stain called Congo red. The amyloid material is only found in the brain and as such the disease is not related to other forms of amyloidosis.

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I need some more info please . What happens to the blood vessels. And is this danderious

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Microangiopathy is a small vessel disease

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My husband has Cerebral amyloid angiopathy we found out about two months ago. He also has COPD for the last 5 years. about how long is he going...

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Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), also known as congophilic angiopathy, is a form of angiopathy in which amyloid deposits form in the walls of the...

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My father aged 76 years with no medical history of Heart or BP or Diabeties had a Infarct in May 2011 wherein he had speech problem and recovered...

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