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What does global atrophy in a child mean ?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Global Atrophy: Global atrophy refers to a diffuse loss of neurons or decrease in size of the neurons throughout the brain. In young children it is generally caused by metabolic, mitochondrial, or other genetic disorder. This will affect longterm development. Other causes of global atrophy are toxins, malnutrition, epilepsy, encephalomyopathies, or any number of severe infectious insults to the brain.
Answered on Nov 2, 2015
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