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Can you please tell me what my MRI findings mean:  Moderate amount of cortical atrophy present.
I am a 41 yr old woman and my doctor is sending me to see a neurologist because of this MRI, what does this mean and what illnesses does it go with, will I soon end up sick?

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Hi, mich41,

I'm far from being an expert in this area, but since I have a similar founding in my CT, may be I'm able to share with you what I was told so far by some doctors. I also will go to see a neurologist next month.

I described my case in this forum (Amadeu). I'm 59 and get diffuse cortical atrophy. I was told by two doctors (non neurologists) that this is normal in my age. Therefore I believe that if I was subject to a CT at 41, I woul have find a moderate cortical atrophy as yous. So, hopefully, our cases are only due to normal ageing - anyway I will go to the neurologist and recommend you to do the same. Best wishes
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Hello mich41

This only reflects that there have been some aging changes like premature atrophy. This can be dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Any other neurological deficient? Any memory loss? I suggest that consult a nneurologist to start with multi vitamins and anti oxidants to minimize and allay the neurological deficit.

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