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Gruver, TX
A 46-year-old female asked:

could cryofibrinogenemia cause multiple t2 hyperintensities in the periventricular and deep white matter of the brain?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
MRI CORRELATION: Your report of your imaging causes me some concern, as it is a description consistent with several entities, and these include microvascular angiopathy (small vessel arteriolosclerosis), binswanger's encephalopathy, but could even be correlated with ris (asymptomatic ms). I am unable to state that cryofibrinogenemia can be considered a good answer here. You may need further testing to answer.
Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 36 years experience
Mixed cryoglobulin: Most of the literature regarding cryoglobulinemia and neurologic complications is in reference to peripheral neuropathies and not central nervous system dysfunction. Hence, another cause should be sought for the mr abnormalities. Good luck and well wishes.

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Can doctors tell me what does white matter on the brain mean?

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See below: The brain is composed of white and gray matters. Gray matter is where the higher brain functions take place and the white matter usually transmits those functions. I believe you're refering to white matter changes seen on MRI or ct. These are nonspecific & may be seen with chronic small vessel changes from diabetes or hypertension or from multiple sclerosis or other problems.

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