Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V04140215
Inflammation as part of cerebral amyloid angiopathy disguised as a tumour
A male with probable cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA)-related inflammation presented with headache and subacute hemiparesis. After admission he developed a disturbance of consciousness and a CT brain scan showed oedema with significant midline shift. He was treated with corticosteroids with prompt clinical improvement. A MR brain scan after treatment showed confluent T2-weighted lesions, microbleeds and regression of oedema. The patient was discharged in habitual status. During withdrawal of corticosteroids he showed clinical and radiological signs of relapsing CAA-related inflammation.