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what are the causes of brain atrophy in child

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Age : Brain atrophy is common in the elderly population. If the atrophy is pronounced may be secondary to dementia. It is not specific of any particular con ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Age: Assuming atrophy is global - or at least non focal - the most likely cause is age related change.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: When B12 deficiency is treated with B12 (also known as cobalamin), all hematologic symptoms (i.e. Anemia) should reverse and neurological symptoms usu ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
32 years experience Neurology
Not in an adults: Depakote or valproic acid does not cause cell loss (atrophy) in an adult brain. Bit, it can cause apoptosis of increased cell death in a developing b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience Neurology
Many: Unknown is most common, some causes like stroke, infection, tumor, trauma, drugs including alcohol, cardiac irregularity, sudden lowering of blood pre ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Hypertension is # 1: Chronic high blood pressure, alcohol abuse, bleeding from existing vascular brain lesion, primary and metastatic cancers, cerebral vasculitis (inflamm ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Several: Vidual disturbance, headache, gait abnormslity, clumsiness, failure to meet milestones or regressio, alot depending on type and location.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
Different things: Which need to be evaluated. I would not ignore this; take child to their doctor for evaluation and possible referral to a neurologist.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Unknown: No specific brain changes (structural or functional) have been identified with either autism or asperger's syndrome. This may reflect continued limit ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kelber
25 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing common: There are no common causes of stroke in infants. Stroke in infants is so rare that each case would have to be analyzed individually by a pediatric ne ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Several: Hand tumors can be primary (originate in the hand) or secondary (spread from a distant site). They can be benign or malignant (cancerous). Most hand ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Gilliland
35 years experience Pediatrics
A variety of causes: Hoarseness in infants can be from a variety of causes. Babies can have reflux and chronic irritation of the airway from the spitting up can cause hoa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Goggins
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unknown: Most leukemias in adults and children do not have a specific etiology. Some leukemias in children can be linked to genetic abnormalities like down's s ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Babak Larian
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing loss: The most likely cause is loud noise exposure. Either work related or socially (walkman, studio 54 etc...). We also live in a more noise polluted envi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Headaches: Headaches in children can be due to stress, migraines, trauma, intracranial conditions. Your child should be evaluated by a pediatrician for any recur ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Many causes: Some are heredity like huntingtons, early alzheimers, some are vascular with same risk as heart disease, others are due to infection (menigitits) or t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Variable: Sometimes, atrophy of the cerebellum causes no symptoms! The tendency is that symptoms affect coordination. This may be most noticeable with walking ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Hydrocephalus: Classic is hydrocephalus, which can be obstructive or communicating, and both can cause ventricular enlargement. Pseudo tumor cerebri affects brain d ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamar Jeffery
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Only 1 large part: Cerebrum has a left and right hemisphere.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Fontillas
36 years experience Child Psychiatry
Early signs at 6 mo: You may see some signs as early as 6 months. Some children do like being hugged, no smiles, or lack of expression. You need to see a developmental ped ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Many: Not completely known but genetics appears to present an underlying predisposition and then biological factors (such as infections and other illnesses) ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Ritholz
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Drop blood pressure: In general fainting is caused by a drop in blood flow to the brain. This can be caused by a number of reasons . It can be caused by a sudden drop in ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Rare: Eye cancers in teenagers are extraordinarily rare, almost unheard of. Any change in vision that is unilateral (one side only) or eye pain or sudden c ... Read More
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