CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology:
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000446109.20539.68
Review Articles

Genetic Stroke Syndromes

Barrett, Kevin M. MD, MSc; Meschia, James F. MD

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Abstract

Purpose of Review:

This review describes the clinical and radiographic features, genetic determinants, and treatment options for the most well-characterized monogenic disorders associated with stroke.

Recent Findings:

Stroke is a phenotype of many clinically important inherited disorders. Recognition of the clinical manifestations of genetic disorders associated with stroke is important for accurate diagnosis and prognosis. Genetic studies have led to the discovery of specific mutations associated with the clinical phenotypes of many inherited stroke syndromes.

Summary:

Several inherited causes of stroke have established and effective therapies, further underscoring the importance of timely diagnosis.

Copyright © 2014 by the American Academy of Neurology.

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