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CADASIL (Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy) deserves its abbreviation. It is an underdiagnosed condition (particularily is spontaneous mutation) manifest by multiple cerebral infarct pathology and usually (not exclusively) abnormalities of the Notch 3 [1]receptor. The accumulation of granular osmiophilic material (GOM), containing extracellular domains of the Notch3 peptide associated with degenerating vascular smooth muscle cells in skin biopsy examined under an electron microscope can help suggest a NOTCH3 gene problem [2]. There are so many mutations known, only the commonest are checked for in routine genetic testing for the condition.

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  • To develop a treatment centre for CADASIL sufferers