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What does frontal lobe atrophy suggest?

60 year-old female with symptoms of extreme fatigue, no energy and lack of appetite. Tests positive for Epstein Barr. Sent for CT Scan which showed frontal lobe atrophy....Appointment with neurologist in a week. What should she expect? Possible prognosis?
Fri, 18 Dec 2015
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Radiologist 's  Response
Hello

Frontal lobe atrophy is an expected finding in patient's age group.It is generally an age related finding.
However,atrophic changes may be early seen in infection,alcoholism etc.
This specific finding doesn't require any treatment.
Her physical symptoms may be related to epstein barr virus infection.
She may need treatment for underlying cause.

Get well soon.
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