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Cerebral autosomal recessive arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy

CARASIL (cerebral autosomal recessive arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy) is characterized by early-onset changes in the deep white matter of the brain observed on MRI and associated neurologic findings. The most frequent initial symptom is gait disturbance from spasticity beginning between ages 20 and 30 years. Twenty-three percent of affected individuals have stroke-like episodes before age 40 years. Mood changes (apathy and irritability), pseudobulbar palsy, and cognitive dysfunction begin between ages 20 and 50 years. The disease progresses slowly over the five to 20 years following the onset of neurologic symptoms. Scalp alopecia before age 30 years and acute mid- to lower-back pain (lumbago) with onset between ages ten and 40 years are characteristic. [from GeneReviews]

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Arteriosclerosis of small cerebral arteries

Arteriosclerosis (increased thickness, increased stiffness, loss of elasticity) of the small arteries of the brain. [from HPO]

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