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Cadasil is an inherited form of cerebrovascular disease which occurs when the blood to brain is blocked due to the thickening of the blood vessels. It affects the small vessels of the white matter of the brain. There is no treatment available for this genetic disorder.
Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with sub-cortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a genetic cerebrovascular disease that occurs when the thickening of blood vessel walls blocks the flow of blood to the brain.
The prognosis of CADASIL is not great because the condition goes undiagnosed until the middle-age. Individuals may lose the ability to walk and most become completely dependent due to multiple strokes.