New Insights into Brain Calcification
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 597
Interests: cerebral small vessel disease; Fahr disease; primary familial brain calcification; cognition; mobility; neuroimaging
Vascular calcification is a highly prevalent problem associated with aging, chronic kidney disease, diabetes mellitus and cognitive decline. The clinical presentation of vascular calcification depends on the localization of the calcific deposits. When localized in the brain, vascular calcification is associated with common diseases like dementia and also rare diseases like primary familial brain calcification (PFBC). In PFBC, calcification occurs in the basal ganglia and patients develop symptoms consisting of cognitive impairment, movement disorders and neuropsychiatric problems. Although the disease burden of vascular calcification is significant, a large knowledge gap exists, as the molecular pathogenesis is still poorly understood, and no causal treatment is available. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide original research and systematic review papers regarding important current insights and advances in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, management and prognosis of vascular calcification of the brain. While the editors welcome all submissions related to vascular calcification of the brain, they will consider submissions on PFBC with particular interest. We particularly encourage researchers in the field of neurology, geriatric medicine, radiology, genetics and pre-clinical research to submit their manuscripts for this Special Issue. We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Huiberdina Lena Koek
Dr. Miryam Carecchio
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- vascular calcification
- Fahr disease
- primary familial brain calcification