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I had a nephew of 7 months old doctor

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i had a nephew of 7 months old for whom doctor recommended to perform brain CT scan. On the report it is mentioned "There is paucity of white matter with prominent extra axial CSF spaces".Just as an additional information, the child was diagnosed earlier as CYTOMEGALOVIRUS"Positive".can any one please tell me about CT scan report. what does it mean or is the disease curable etc??
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
As an additional information, Child is 7 months old and his weight is ~4.5Kg (very slow growth).
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
what symptoms does he have if any?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
He is not gaining any weight or seems very much restricted growth. Also even after 7 months, he can not sit or roll back (seems he is unable to hold himself).
Moreover, his response to Audio also seems a bit slow.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
So what have they said?hydrocephalus?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
They say child was infected with CMV virus during or before birth. But my question is from attached medical reports, is the problem treatable. Can the child be healthy some how?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
I will be honest. It doesn't look good.It appears that he will likely have some permanent effect from this.How severe, time will tell.I'm very sorry about this. Only God knows what will happen
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks for honest response.
it means there are no cure so far. But are there anything that can reduce the impacts or damage.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
No, the damage is done.we will just have to see how it goes
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
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