Fahr disease

Case contributed by Rahmoun Fateh


Neurological symptoms.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

This case shows extensive coarse calcifications involving the infra- & supratentorial white matter and the basal ganglia. 

Case Discussion

Calcifications of white matter and basal ganglia in addition to supra- and infra-tentorial white matter. This is characteristic of Fahr's disease (familial cerebral ferrocalcinosis).

You may also want to read the differential diagnosis of basal ganglia calcifications.

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