Fahr disease

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti

Presentation

Dementia and recurrent seizures.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
CT

Presence of calcifications in the dentate nuclei of the cerebellum and basal ganglia, bilaterally.

Case Discussion

Features suggest Fahr disease, is brain calcinosis and basal ganglia, genetically determined autosomal dominant transmission. Symptoms usually appear between 40 and 50 years and are characterised by dementia, migraine, seizures, spastic paralysis, dysarthria.


 

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Case information

rID: 52710
Case created: 18th Apr 2017
Last edited: 20th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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