Neurology Community
White matter disease
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

White matter disease

My daughter has a Mitochondrial disease (kind unknown) and recently they found white matter disease on her brain that evidentally had been missed in 2 previous MRIs in the last 2 years. Anyway our neuro said that white matter disease was progressive and regressive, that she would slowly go downhill till she died. HOWEVER with the latest MRI the white matter disease was actually much less than it had been before. What does this mean? Is it the same outcome except much slower? I am confused by the whole ordeal Thank you so much for any insight on white matter disease period!
1711789_tn?1361311607
Hi there!

Well, without knowing the relevant clinical details such as the precise condition in question etc. or a detailed clinical evaluation, it would be difficult to comment specifically on the situation or the expected prognosis. While matter diseases are usually progressive and regressive though occasionally a few may show periods of improvement/ remission, to be followed by further progression. A few on the other hand may just present with a single or a few episodes and good long term prognosis. It would be best to discuss the situation, the suggested management plan and the expected prognosis in detail with her treating neurologist.
Hope the information is helpful.

Take care!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
338416_tn?1413581329
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
620923_tn?1416285879
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2