A novel proteomic approach suggests an association between connective tissue disorders and risk or recurrent spontaneous cervical artery dissection.
Why this matters
Spontaneous cervical artery dissection (SCeAD) is one of the main causes of ischemic stroke in young people.
In addition, patients with inherited connective tissue disorders are known to be at risk of sCeAD. A better understanding of the abnormalities associated with the structural integrity of connective tissue may assist in the identification of people at risk of sCeAD and subsequently guide treatment.