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CADASIL syndrome: differential diagnosis with multiple sclerosis.

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Two cases of clinical and MRI manifestations of genetically verified CADASIL syndrome in female patients under 40 years of age are presented. The primary misinterpretation of clinical data and the neuroimaging results within multiple sclerosis indicates a lack of awareness of radiologists and neurologists about this disease. The article reviewed the current literature on the problems of diagnosis and treatment of CADASIL. The clinical and neuroimaging pattern of the syndrome, the approaches to genetic testing and the basic principles of patient management are considered in detail.

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Name: Zhurnal nevrologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova
ISSN: 1997-7298
Pages: 128-136

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