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MRI done, multiple Scattered foci of increased signal intensity, widespread deep white matter ischaemic change. Suggestion?

Hi, i have just recieved an MRI result today which says: Multiple Scattered foci of increased signal intensity on T2 weighting are present in the deep white matter towards the grey/white matter interface. This is quite marked for a patient in this age group but is highly suggestive of widespread deep white matter ischaemic change. im 24 and female
Asked On : Sat, 7 Apr 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to Healthcaremagic!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

The MRI shows hyperdense areas at the grey-white matter interface indicative of ischemic areas (where blood supply to the brain is reduced).

It is common at advanced ages.
But for an age of 24, it is unusual of ischemia and needs proper evaluation for the cause. There can be many differentials.

It is difficult to comment on without seeing the MRI plates and history and physical examination.
I would advise a detailed evaluation by a neurologist and additional testing to find out the cause.
CSF (cerebro-spinal fluid) examination, complete blood count may be done.

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