Background: Patients with Fabry’s disease (FD) may be asymptomatic or show a spectrum of clinical manifestations, including cerebrovascular disease, mainly affecting the posterior circulation. Few and conflicting studies on cerebral blood flow (CBF) by transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) in asymptomatic FD (aFD) subjects have been published. Our study aims to assess TCD in aFD subjects to identify any preclinical CBF change. Methods: 30 aFD subjects were consecutively recruited and compared to 28 healthy controls. Brain magnetic resonance imaging was normal in all participants. TCD was used to study blood flow velocity and indices of resistance of intracranial arteries from the middle cerebral artery (MCA), bilaterally, and from the basilar artery (BA). Cerebral vasomotor reactivity (CVR) was also evaluated from MCA. Results: No difference was found between groups for MCA parameters of CBF and CVR. Compared to controls, a higher mean blood flow velocity and a lower resistance index from BA were observed in FD subjects. No correlation was found between any BA-derived TCD parameter and the level of lyso-globotriaosylceramide. Conclusions: aFD subjects show evidence of altered CBF in the posterior circulation. Preclinical detection of neurovascular involvement in FD might allow appropriate management and prevention of future cerebrovascular complications and disability.
|Titolo:||TRANSCRANIAL DOPPLER SONOGRAPHY IN ASYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS WITH FABRY’S DISEASE|
LANZA, GIUSEPPE (Secondo)
BELLA, Rita (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.5 Abstract in rivista|