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    Cerebral Atrophy in infant
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    Ang811 posted:
    My neice has been diagnosed with Cerebral Atrophy and has developemental delays. I have copies of her MRI and Official report, but need someone to explain it to me and help me find treatment for her. She is 18 months old.
    Please let me know if you can help.
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    susiemargaret responded:
    hello, A --

    i am so sorry about your niece. i'm sure that you and her parents are very distressed.

    cerebral atrophy is not a disease per se (see PS1); it is a component of several different diseases (PS2), most of which are associated with dementia, difficulties in language comprehension or expression, and seizures. do you know what your niece's primary diagnosis is?

    if you will write back with a few more details, i'll try to find out more explicit info for you. in the meantime, i send caring thoughts to you and your family.

    -- susie margaret

    PS1 -- i am not a medical person, and i welcome, solicit, and indeed beg for correction, amendment, or replacement of any inaccuracies in this post.

    PS2 -- a concise discussion of cerebral atrophy is at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_atrophy/cerebral_atrophy.htm .
    what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
     
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    Lifes responded:
    Type out what the reports conclude (impressions) and we'll see if we can help you.


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