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What is diffuse brain atropy?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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In brief: Shrinkage

Loss of brain volume.

In brief: Shrinkage

Loss of brain volume.
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In brief: See below

This means loss of both gray and white matter, with smaller brain size, and may be a normal part of aging.
Also, both diffuse and focal patterns of atrophy are seen in alzheimer's, front-temporal dementias, ms. Repetitive brain injuries, hypoxia, consequence of encephalitis in some cases. In summary, if atrophy goes faster than expected, is a sign of neurological problem.

In brief: See below

This means loss of both gray and white matter, with smaller brain size, and may be a normal part of aging.
Also, both diffuse and focal patterns of atrophy are seen in alzheimer's, front-temporal dementias, ms. Repetitive brain injuries, hypoxia, consequence of encephalitis in some cases. In summary, if atrophy goes faster than expected, is a sign of neurological problem.
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