Exploring the relationship between cerebral microbleeds and cognitive dysfunction


  • Deep/mixed cerebral microbleeds (CMBs), but not lobar CMBs, are associated with severe cognitive dysfunction in a Chinese population, possibly due to disruption of thalamic connectivity.

Why this matters

  • Early identification of risk factors for cognitive dysfunction is necessary for its prevention and treatment, and little is currently known about the neurodegenerative pathway of deep CMB-related cognitive decline.