Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL)?

Updated: Oct 09, 2018
  • Author: Reza Behrouz, DO, FACP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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No specific diet is recommended for patients with CADASIL. However, because of the risk of developing dysphagia secondary to cerebral infarctions, some may eventually require percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) or jejunal feeding tube. Swallow evaluation should be performed after every ischemic episode or if the swallowing ability of the patient becomes questionable due to progressive pseudobulbar palsy.


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