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White Matter Periventicular Brain Spots
Many causes: White matter lesions can be caused by a very wide range of things, ranging from toxic exposure to multiple sclerosis to hypertension to chronic migraines. A neurologist can help you put the imaging findings into perspective with the rest of your clinical picture, and guide further workup and treatment as needed. ...Read more
White matter is one of the two components of the central nervous system and consists of glial cells and myelinated axons that transmit signals from one region of the cerebrum to another and between the cerebrum and lower brain centers. White matter tissue of the freshly cut brain appears pinkish white to the naked eye because myelin is composed largely of lipid ...Read more
What are white matter brain lesions caused by. I have fibromyositis and one on my spine. I have elevated copper levels,cafe au lait spots on body,face?
I have high calcium levels, brain MRI showed spots in white matter, pain on right side abdomin. Dr mentioned aphasia-can all these be realted? Im 41
Possible: Exact scenario may be hard. Need ct of chest, abdomen, & pelvis to rule out any cancer that could cause high calcium or sarcoidosis. If not done, need parathyroid and vitamin d levels. It may be that you take calcium or tums that increased your calcium in blood which if high enough causes confusion and weakness. If so, brain findings may relate to a virus possibly herpes vs others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why am I on Keppra without clinical proof that I need it after 1 seizure? Tests only show non specific white matter spots (MRI) and XLS spikes on VEEG
Not at all.: Small white spots in the white matter on MRI are not uncommon. They are typically seen in middle to older ages from chronic small vessel changes, usually secondary to diabetes and hypertension. Rarely they can be seen with multiple sclerosis and other diseases. They can be from old shearing trauma (such as a bad vehicle accident). They are nonspecific & may require further evaluation to find out. ...Read more
Communication: "white matter" refers to the nerve fibers that allow communication between nerve cells -- along with myelin, a fatty sheath that covers the them. Nerve cell bodies are "gray matter." white matter is below the brain's surface layer, and can be followed all the way down the spinal cord. Strokes can injure these areas; some people have cognitive changes as well as physical symptoms afterwards. ...Read more
?WHITE MATTER LESION: Am unclear if you are asking about MRI white matter spots, but if that is the case, perhaps there is a question of ms. But these spots could be due to other causes such as migraine, prior head trauma, medicine reactions, prior brain infections, etc. Ask more information from your physician. ...Read more
White matter : "white matter" refers to the nerve fibers that facilitate communication between nerve cells -- along with myelin, a fatty sheath that covers the them. White matter is below the surface layer of the brain, and can be followed all the way down the spinal cord. Strokes can injure these areas; some people have cognitive changes as well as physical symptoms afterwards. ...Read more
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