Fahr disease: juvenile onset

Case contributed by Dr Sanjay Nathani

Presentation

Progressive deterioration of cognitive and motor functions.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years
Gender: Male
CT

Bilaterally symmetrical hyperdense (HU + 278) lesions, suggestive of calcification, involving globus pallidus, putamen, caudate  nucleus, internal capsule, thalami, dentate nucleus, cerebellum and subcortical white matter. 

Case Discussion

Blood chemistry revealed normal serum levels of calcium, phosphorus and alkaline phosphatase. 

The CT scan findings when correlated with typical clinical history and normal blood chemistry were suggestive of Fahr disease.

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Case information

rID: 12881
Case created: 26th Jan 2011
Last edited: 15th Sep 2015
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