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- n. A rarefaction of the white matter in the brain
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A good deal of evidence links leukoaraiosis white matter lesions or WML to decline in executive function and there is much evidence linking WML to hypertension.
Dame in Montreal, two silent factors - leukoaraiosis and silent brain infarcts - can be really tricky and dangerous.
Changes in white matter as determinant of global functional decline in older independent outpatients: three year follow-up of LADIS (leukoaraiosis and disability) study cohort
Other risk factors for AAICH include advanced age, history of hypertension, simultaneous use of antiplatelet agents, CAA, apolipoprotein genotype e2, and presence of leukoaraiosis on neuroimaging [21,22,25,26,27].