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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is CADASIL / CARASIL?

Cerebral Autosomal-Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) and Cerebral Autosomal-Recessive Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CARASIL) are hereditary conditions that damage small blood vessels in the brain. This causes decreased blood flow to the brain, resulting in tissue death in the brain, increased risk of heart attack and stoke.

Symptoms of CADASIL / CARASIL

  • Poor memory

  • Difficulty swallowing food or water

  • History of dementia

  • Difficulty in walking

  • Patient unable to recall or speak his/her name and birthday

  • Low back pain

  • Weakness on one side of the body

  • Seizure

Questions your doctor may ask to check for CADASIL / CARASIL

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose CADASIL / CARASIL

  • Have you been forgetful recently?

  • Do you have difficulty swallowing (e.g food or water)?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with dementia?

  • Do you have any difficulty walking?

  • Is the patient unable to recall or speak his/her name and birthday?

Treatment for CADASIL / CARASIL

There is no cure for CADASIL or CARASIL. Treatment mainly involves managing symptoms like migraine headaches and seizures with medications. Patients may be prescribed blood thinners like aspirin to lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

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