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[Cerebral amyloid angiopathy is difficult to diagnose in the intensive care unit]

Abstract : Cerebral amyloid angiopathy is a common cause of intracerebral haemorrhage in elderly patients. The diagnosis of cerebral amyloid angiopathy is based on the Boston criteria combining clinical and radiological criteria with no other cause of intracerebral haemorrhage. We describe the case of a 60-year-old female admitted to the intensive care unit for agitation and spatial disorientation. She had multiple intracerebral haematomas on brain CT scan. Typical cerebral microbleeds using MRI and the absence of other cause of intracerebral haemorrhage argued in favour of the diagnosis of cerebral amyloid angiopathy. The patient outcome was favourable with a discharge from the intensive care unit on day 16.
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J. Grèze, Pierre Bouzat, Sylvie Grand, Jean-François Payen, Olivier Detante. [Cerebral amyloid angiopathy is difficult to diagnose in the intensive care unit]. Annales Françaises d'Anesthésie et de Réanimation, Elsevier Masson, 2011, 30 (12), pp.933-6. ⟨10.1016/j.annfar.2011.07.016⟩. ⟨inserm-00658549⟩



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