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Brain atrophy

Brain atrophy: Introduction

Brain atrophy: A condition which is characterized by a diminution in the size of the brain. See detailed information below for a list of 96 causes of Brain atrophy, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Brain atrophy:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Brain atrophy. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Brain atrophy: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Brain atrophy

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Brain atrophy: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Brain atrophy

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Brain atrophy: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Brain atrophy

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical more »

Brain atrophy: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Brain atrophy: Related Rare Diseases

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Brain atrophy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Brain atrophy

The list below shows some of the causes of Brain atrophy mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Brain atrophy?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Brain atrophy. Of the 96 causes of Brain atrophy that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 94 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Brain atrophy:

The following list of conditions have 'Brain atrophy' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Brain atrophy:

The following list of medical conditions have Brain atrophy or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Brain atrophy Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Brain atrophy based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Brain atrophy:

    Medical Conditions associated with Brain atrophy:

    Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes)

    Symptoms related to Brain atrophy:

    Brain injury, Head injury (3 causes), Mental retardation (2098 causes), Arteriosclerosis (13 causes), Alzheimer's disease (2 causes), Encephalitis (137 causes), Huntington's disease (2 causes), Pick's disease

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Brain atrophy

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