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Stroke 

Chapter:
Stroke
Author(s):

Perry Elliott

, Pier D. Lambiase

, and Dhavendra Kumar

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198829126.003.0017
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date: 02 July 2022

Stroke is the third most common cause of death, and the most common cause of disability in developed countries. This chapter examines the genetics of stroke, and single gene causes (although stroke is often just one component of the phenotype). It then describes Anderson—Fabry disease, CADASIL, RVCL, autosomal-dominant porencephaly and infantile hemiparesis, hereditary cerebral haemorrhage with amyloidosis, Moya-Moya disease, sickle cell disease, and MELAS.

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