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What are Foci of Gliosis?
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What are Foci of Gliosis?

Hi Dr.

What are Foci of Gliosis? Are they gererally small or can some be of different sizes?
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Hello,

Gliosis is a proliferation of astrocytes in the brain, in areas of damage. This is seen in areas of the brain in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, prion's disease and others. These can vary in size deending on the extent of damage.

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What about Non-specific Foci of Glosis as radiologist says poss migraines, small vessel ischemic disease or poss demylenation process? 2 neuros say not MS type lesions?

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Hi,

As I have already said, any area of brain tissue destruction can lead to gliosis. The causes that I have stated above are the most well defined causes of foci of gliosis. Other nonspecific causes like migraine, small vessel disease and demyelination are possibilities. The final diagnosis depends on the combination of examination, history and investigations. Investigation alone cannot be used to diagnose a disease

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wat are gliotic lesions tat are seen in an mri of patients?
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What is this diagnostic:
Multiple foci of gliocis whithin the perivemtricular white matter, likely on the basis of chronic small vessel esquemia.
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eamination states "indicate foci of gliosis or demyelination."  Also "multiple foci of raised T2 and FLAIR signal in both cerebral hemispheres.  What does this mean, and what illness would this indicate.
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what does this mean - a few punctate foci of signal abnormality are noted of the bilateral subcortical white matter consistent with gliosis.
impression is nonspecific punctate subcortical foci of gliosis
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Is small vessel ischemia reversible? curable? what causes this? If not diabetes, then how do they find the problem?
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