Piedmont-type mutation in hereditary cerebral amyloid angiopathy: a case report

Takeaway

  • Piedmont-type mutation in cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) leads to the development of a unique type of hereditary CAA which is shown by vascular β-amyloid deposition together with several large hemorrhages.

Why this matters

  • This is the second ever reported case of this CAA, and as such these findings provide further insight into those with hereditary CAA resulting from the Piedmont-type mutation.

  • With better understanding of CAA, future disease diagnosis, treatment and management may be improved.