Isolated angiitis of the central nervous system in childhood

Can J Neurol Sci. 1990 May;17(2):151-4. doi: 10.1017/s0317167100030377.


Isolated angiitis of the central nervous system, a rare inflammatory condition of the nervous system, characterized by vasculitis of the small vessels, has not, to the best of our knowledge, been described in childhood. It usually presents with a diversity of neurological symptoms in the fifth to eighth decades of life. We reviewed the case of an 8 year old male with autopsy proven isolated cerebral angiitis, to encourage the consideration of this disorder in children; and to emphasize the lack of sensitivity of present modalities of neurological investigation in the diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vasculitis / diagnosis
  • Vasculitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Vasculitis / physiopathology*