Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA)?

Updated: Dec 19, 2018
  • Author: Ravi S Menon, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) include the following:

  • Anticoagulation, complications

  • Blood dyscrasias

  • Bronchogenic carcinoma

  • Choriocarcinoma

  • CNS tumors, primary and metastatic

  • Fibrinolysis, complications

  • Hypertension

  • Malignant melanoma

  • Renal cell carcinoma

  • Toxicity, cocaine and other sympathomimetic agents

  • Vascular malformations

  • Neuroimaging of vascular malformations and hematomas of the brain

  • Anterior circulation stroke

  • Cardioembolic stroke

  • Cerebral aneurysms

  • Frontal and temporal lobe dementia

  • Frontal lobe syndromes

  • Head injury

  • Intracranial hemorrhage

  • Partial epilepsies

  • Posttraumatic epilepsy


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