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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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OVIEDO GAMBOA, Ifigenia  and  ZEGARRA SANTIESTEBAN, William. Tomographic features in a patient with Fahr syndrome, report of a case. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.2, pp.87-89. ISSN 1012-2966.

Fahr's Syndrome or Idiopathic basel ganglion calcification is a infrequent degenerative neurological pathology. It is a genetically auto-somal dominant dysfunction that is characterized by abnormal deposits of calcium in certain areas of the brain including the basal ganglion and the cerebral cortex, it is associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms.Presenting the case of a 31 year-old male patient entering the emergency services with tonic-clonic seizures, dyslalia, dysarthria, athetotic movements of the upper and lower extremities and ataxia. A computed axial tomography without contrast was requested. Extensive bilateral, symmetrical calcification of the white matter was diagnosed that affecting cerebellum, basal ganglia and corona radiate. Based on that evidence Fahr's Syndrome was diagnosed.

Keywords : fahr's syndrome; basal ganglion calcification; hypocalcemia..

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