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Eur Neurol



Vascular White Matter Lesions in Young Adults: A Neurology Outpatient Clinic Registry.


Viana-Baptista M, Cruz-E-Silva V, Caetano A, Marto J P, Azevedo E, Ferreira C, Pinho-E-Melo T, Silva F, Ros Forteza F J, Inácio N, Veiga A, Rodrigues M, Martins J, Nogueira Pinto A A, Carmona C, Soares P
Eur Neurol. 2019; 82(1-3):23-31.
PMID: 31752011.


Although frequently assumed to be age-related changes, vascular white matter lesions (WML) are sometimes found in young adults. Etiology is usually attributed to sporadic small vessel disease; nevertheless, genetic disorders may also be implicated. We aimed to characterize the population of young adults with vascular WML in Neurology outpatient clinics.