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Autosomal Dominant Genetic Disorders

What is the prognosis for CADASIL?

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  • The symptoms of CADASIL (Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Sub-cortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy) usually progress slowly. By age 65, the majority of persons with CADASIL have severe cognitive problems and dementia. Some people lose the ability to walk and most become completely dependent due to multiple strokes.

    This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes.

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