Transient Ischemic Attack and Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy-Related Inflammation: Similar Presentation, Different Entities

Authors

  • Raquel Oliveira Serviço de Medicina Física e de Reabilitação / Centro Hospitalar do Médio Tejo, Abrantes, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9792-3068
  • Raquel Batista Serviço de Medicina Interna / Centro Hospitalar do Médio Tejo, Abrantes, Portugal
  • Priscila Flores Serviço de Medicina Intensiva / Centro Hospitalar do Médio Tejo, Abrantes, Portugal
  • Ana Massano Serviço de Neurologia / Centro Hospitalar do Médio Tejo, Abrantes, Portugal
  • Sérgio Galo Serviço de Neuro-Radiologia / Centro Hospitalar do Médio Tejo, Abrantes, Portugal
  • Isabel Martins Serviço de Medicina Interna / Centro Hospitalar do Médio Tejo, Abrantes, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46531/sinapse/CC/230085/2024

Keywords:

Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy, Ischemic Attack, Transient, Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Abstract

Cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation (CAA-ri) is a rare subtype of CAA characterized by a perivascular inflammatory response to amyloid deposition in the brain.

The authors detail the case of a 74-year-old man with aphasia, who was diagnosed with probable CAA-ri following brain magnetic resonance imaging. Treatment recom- mendations included a 5-day course of high-dose methylprednisolone.

CAA-ri may manifest with transient or permanent neurological symptoms resem- bling a transient ischemic attack or stroke, potentially leading to misdiagnosis and inadequate long-term treatment. Hence, our objective is to highlight the clinical and imaging findings of this case.

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Published

2024-06-05

How to Cite

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Oliveira R, Batista R, Flores P, Massano A, Galo S, Martins I. Transient Ischemic Attack and Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy-Related Inflammation: Similar Presentation, Different Entities. Sinapse [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 5 [cited 2024 Jul. 22];. Available from: https://sinapse.pt/index.php/journal/article/view/88

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