Fahr disease

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad A. ElBeialy


70 years old female with, dementia, psychosis, tremors and extrapyramidal manifestations.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years.
Gender: Female

Bilateral rather symmetrical calcifications of the caudate nuclei, the putamina, the globus pallidus, posterolateral thalamic as well the cerebellar dentate nuclei, centrum semiovale and subcortical white matter.

Case Discussion

Fahr disease (idioathic familial ferrocalcinosis or progressive idiopathic bilateral striato-pallido-dentate calcinosis or familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcifications) with the typical radiological manifestations in the right clinical setting. The differential diagnosis of biltaral basal ganglia calcification is idiopathic, inherited, toxic, metabolic or post-infectious. 

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Case information

rID: 31986
Case created: 8th Nov 2014
Last edited: 14th Feb 2016
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