A case of Fahr s disease presenting with seizures

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Fahr’s disease is a rare idiopathic bilateral and symmetrical calcification of the basal ganglia, thalami, subcortical hemispheric white matter and deep cerebellar nuclei.
We report an unusual case of Fahr’s disease in a 53-year-old man who presented with generalized seizure in our emergency department. Based on clinical, radiological
and endocrinological appearance, the patient was diagnosed with Fahr’s disease associated with hypoparathyroidism. Parenteral calcium and calcitriol supplementation
were given in the emergency department. The clinical outcome was favorable after the treatment. Our case illustrates that Fahr’s disease, though rarely seen, has to be
considered in a patient with convulsive state associated with calcifications of the basal ganglia.

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  • Recieved: 14.01.2018
  • Accepted: 14.02.2018
  • Published Online: 16.02.2018
  • Printed: 01.05.2018
  • DOI: 10.4328/JCAM.5687
  • Author: Cihan Bedel, Goker Coskun
  • Identifier: J Clin Anal Med 2018;9(3): 251-3
  • Index Page: 251-3
  • How to Cite: Cihan Bedel, Goker Coskun. A case of Fahr s disease presenting with seizures. J Clin Anal Med 2018;9(3): 251-3
  • Running Title: Fahr’s disease
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