Dement Neurocogn Disord.  2018 Sep;17(3):73-82. 10.12779/dnd.2018.17.3.73.

Characteristics of Cerebral Microbleeds

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. aelee@cnu.ac.kr

Abstract

Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are increasingly recognized neuroimaging findings, occurring with cerebrovascular disease, dementia, and aging. CMBs are associated with subsequent hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, and also with an increased risk of cognitive deterioration and dementia. They occur in the setting of impaired small vessel integrity due to hypertension or cerebral amyloid angiopathy. This review summarizes the concepts, cause or risk factors, histopathological mechanisms, and clinical consequences of CMBs.

Keyword

Cerebral Microbleeds; Dementia; Stroke

MeSH Terms

Aging
Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Dementia
Hypertension
Neuroimaging
Risk Factors
Stroke
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