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Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy, usually called CADASIL, is an inherited form of stroke and other impairments. This condition affects small blood vessels, mainly in the brain. An abnormality in the muscle cells surrounding these blood vessels (vascular smooth muscle cells) gradually destroys the blood vessel cells. The resulting blood vessel damage can lead to migraines, emotional and mental disorders, stroke-like episodes, dementia, and other impairments of normal brain function.

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