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Alzheimer's Disease

Advanced Small Vessel Change - MRI Results

05/26/2009

Question:

The Impression on my husband`s recent MRI was:"1) Nonspecific foci of increased T2 signal in the white matter of the cerebral hemispheres. The differential diagnosis includes advances small vessel change and demyelinating disease. Clinical correlation is required. 2) The intracranial findings are otherwise unremarkable." The neurologist has given no specific diagnosis, but started my husband on Aricept. Is this actually a diagnosis of Alzheimers/dementia?

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