Fahr disease - young patient

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Patient presented at emergency department with sudden headache. No neurologic dysfunction.

Patient Data

Age: 26
Gender: Female

CT Brain

CT scan shows bilateral symmetric calcifications involving globus pallidus, putamen, caudate nucleus, thalami, and subcortical white matter. 

Case Discussion

The patient has already been diagnosed with familial Fahr's disease based on family history, previous neuroimaging findings and other laboratory investigations. 

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Case information

rID: 30698
Published: 13th Jul 2015
Last edited: 3rd Sep 2015
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