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Medical Term:

cerebral amyloid angiopathy


a pathologic condition of small cerebral vessels characterized by deposits of amyloid in the vessel walls, which may lead to infarcts or hemorrhage; may also occur in Alzheimer disease or Down syndrome.

See Also: congophilic angiopathy

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