Fahr disease

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Ho


Insidious memory impairment and relatively new onset dystonia.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

CT Brain

Unenhanced CT head reveals bilateral dense calcification in the basal ganglia, and also some calcification noted in the frontal lobes and dentate nuclei bilaterally and is highly suggestive of Fahr disease.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of Fahr disease

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Case information

rID: 23041
Published: 16th May 2013
Last edited: 13th Nov 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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