2019: Articles in press
Case Report

Vascular Parkinsonism and Cognitive Impairment without Lobar Hemorrhage related to Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy

FJ Ros Forteza
Service of Neurology, Health Unit of the Guarda, E.P.E., Guarda, Portugal
Published April 4, 2019
Keywords
  • Vascular parkinsonism,
  • Cognitive impairment,
  • Microbleeds,
  • Hemorrhages,
  • Magnetic resonance imaging,
  • Amyloid PET,
  • Cerebral amyloid angiopathy
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How to Cite
Forteza, F. R. (2019). Vascular Parkinsonism and Cognitive Impairment without Lobar Hemorrhage related to Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy. Annals of Behavioral Neuroscience, 2(1), 144-148. https://doi.org/10.18314/abne.v2i1.1634

Abstract

Clinical recognition of Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy is difficult due to clinical and imagiological heterogeneity. The Modified Boston Criteria for diagnosis of ‘probable Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy’ pathologically validated in 2010 had an increase in sensitivity with only a modest decrease in specificity. Following case illustrates a diagnostic challenge to an elderly patient with vascular risk factors, neurodegenerative symptomatology with multiple cerebral vascular lesions (ischemic and hemorrhagic, without lobar hemorrhage). The use of a non-invasive amyloid marker would be useful in atypical clinical courses of patients with Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy.