Cystatin C mutation in an elderly man with sporadic amyloid angiopathy and intracerebral hemorrhage.

Journal Article (Journal Article)


Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) occurs both sporadically and as a result of mutations in either cystatin C or the amyloid precursor protein. ICH due to cystatin C mutations typically occurs in young people of Icelandic origin.

Case description

We report a case of sporadic CAA with ICH in an elderly Croatian man with a mutation in cystatin C identical to that found in Icelandic hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis.


This is the first case report of sporadic CAA associated with the same mutation causing hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis of the Icelandic type. Sporadic CAA may thus be associated with genetic mutations in some patients. The frequency of these mutations is yet to be determined.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Graffagnino, C; Herbstreith, MH; Schmechel, DE; Levy, E; Roses, AD; Alberts, MJ

Published Date

  • November 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 2190 - 2193

PubMed ID

  • 7482672

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4628

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-2499

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/01.str.26.11.2190


  • eng