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What is cortical atrophy? Is it from cmv?

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In brief: Damaged to kidney

If this is described on a transplant kidney biopsy, it means thinning or reduction in size of the functioning part of the kidney--the renal cortex.
There are a lot of causes including aging, prior infections, drug toxicity, restricted blood flow, hypertension, rejections, etc. It could have been present in the donor kidney when transplanted. Chronic CMV infection can cause it, .

In brief: Damaged to kidney

If this is described on a transplant kidney biopsy, it means thinning or reduction in size of the functioning part of the kidney--the renal cortex.
There are a lot of causes including aging, prior infections, drug toxicity, restricted blood flow, hypertension, rejections, etc. It could have been present in the donor kidney when transplanted. Chronic CMV infection can cause it, .
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Confusing, brain ??

When discussing the brain substance, cortical atrophy just means loss of substance in the cerebral cortex.
Congenital CMV can cause brain injury, but tends to leave distinctive calcifications as a marker that is evident on xray. Many other insults to the central nervous system can also trigger this change.

In brief: Confusing, brain ??

When discussing the brain substance, cortical atrophy just means loss of substance in the cerebral cortex.
Congenital CMV can cause brain injury, but tends to leave distinctive calcifications as a marker that is evident on xray. Many other insults to the central nervous system can also trigger this change.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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