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Child diagnosed with mild diffuse cerebral atrophy. Can this be treated completely?

What is mild diffuge cerebral atrophy ? hai sir, my daughter age was 3 years and from last 2 years she was can t self work. and can t speaking . before 10months she was fine and everthing was normal. after 10moths she was suffering from cold dirrea & fever then like some problem we have consulted many doctors. last two months back whan we consulted neuroogist, after MRI scan told it was due to Mild diffuse cerebral atrophy . doctor given some medican like parecetm and vit.B12. can u please explain what is mild cerebral atrophy. can we cure it. and can my daughter normally life again. please explain
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Your child is having delayed developmental milestones.
This is associated with brain changes.
Mild cerebral atrophy indicates mild shrinkage of the brain.
As your child was well to begin with she mayhave some neurological abnormality posing as cerebral palsy.
Consult your neurologist and have a metabolic screening for her.
Cerebral atrophy cannot be reversed unfortunately.
Consult your doctor if the problem persists.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Cerebral atrophy is a pathological condition which is detected on neuroimaging studies.
It is due to injury to the growing brain by some insults like birth asphyxia, meningitis complications, inborn errors of metabolis, genetic and chromosomal problems.
And the clinical manifestation will be developmental delays in the form of speech delay, motor delays and mental retardation.
Further evaluation may be needed to detect the underlying cause as it will help in genetic counselling and in future pregnancies.
The mainstay of therapy is early intervention and rehabilitation, physiotherapy.
Continue the medicaton and be in regular follow up with a multidisciplinary team having neurologist, physiotherapist , social or community worker, and others who care for disabled children.
With this approach it is possible to improve the function of the child, but giving a normal life is not possible with the available medical knowledge.
Hope I have answered your query.
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