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What does diffuse cerebral cortical atrophy mean?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Shrinkage of brain: Atrophy of brain occurs to a small extent as all of us age, but accelerates with dementia, especially alzheimer's disease. Brain atrophy can be a bad prognostic sign in multiple sclerosis, as it correlates with disability. Atrophy can be caused by other disorders, and is usually a finding of concern.
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
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