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MRI shows white patches on brain. What is the unexplained feeling he gets?

hi my brothers mri report shows white patches on brain.he has burning sensation on tip of nose followed by unexplainable feeling of not being able to speak,walk for that few seconds.he cannot control his hand movements while brushing and shaving.his speech has slowed down,repeats his questions.he cant walk without feeling tired,his personality has changed.he has been sober for last5 months after 4 years of heavy drinking,please
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Your brother needs to be evaluated by a neurologist. His symptoms are suggestive of dementia, where the brain functions deteriorate. In addition, we need to exclude brain stroke (due to lack of blood flow to brain) and seizures (or fits).

White patches or hyperintense lesions on brain could be suggestive of ischemia (lack of blood flow to brain).

There are good treatments available for the conditions I listed above.
I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Wed, 18 Dec 2013
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