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causes of brain lesions in the white matter

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Neurofibromatosis: This sound like neurofibromatosis which is genetic disorder affecting skin & nervous system, you need close follow up by a neurologist. Good luc ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Multiple causes: You will not identify a single cause for your symptoms / findings. Especially with identifiable lesions on your brain imaging, you need to be under th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Contrast enhancement: Active white matter lesions tend to contrast enhance on MRI. Inactive lesions do not. You can see contrast enhancement on a contrasted CT scan but yo ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: MRI is quite specific for brain lesions. Often contrast given with the MRI can also give many answers. Best pf luck!
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Sanner
19 years experience Neurology
See your neurologist: Without looking at your actual brain scan, it's impossible to tell with certainty the cause or significance of an abnormality. Lupus cerebritis can pu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
MRI more sensitive: The MRI is a more sensitive test than a CT scan.
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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Atherosclerosis.: Most likely reason for these changes is hardening of blood vessels in the brain resulting in decreased blood supply to the brain tissues. Such changes ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
White matter: White matter brain damage can also be caused by brain injury, toxins,high blood pressure,inflammation of blood vessels,smoking,and strokes to name so ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
I cannot make: an association between a "low" bilirubin and ANY disorder...however I can find a reference in 'Nature" that may be the report you are wondering about. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Depending on your sensitivity and how severe.

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