Extensive Calcification in Brain in Fahr’s Disease


36-year old man presented with neuropsychiatric disturbances and developmental delay since childhood. There was no positive family history. Investigations for calcium and phosphorus metabolic disorders were normal. He had no evidence of hypoparathyroidism or pseudohypoparathyroidism.

CT brain showed extensive symmetrical calcifications involving bilateral basal ganglia, corona radiata and subcortical regions.

A diagnosis of idiopathic nonfamilial basal ganglia calcification (Fahr’s disease) was made.

Published by Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine) DM (Neurology)

I am a doctor with 25 years experience. I have worked as a neurologist for about 20 years. Educating public and healthcare professionals is very dear to me. This is possible due to my interactions with thousands of patients and their caregivers. I salute the patients who suffer and it is our duty to minimise suffering by preventing diseases and ensuring prompt diagnosis and treatment of those already affected.

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