IP Indian Journal of Neurosciences


A case of Fahr's disease presenting as epilepsy


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Author Details: K. Gunasekaran, S. Sivakumar, K. Thiruvarutchelvan

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-916X

Print ISSN : 2581-8236

Article First Page : 101

Article End Page : 104


Abstract

Fahr’s disease refers to sporadic or familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification that is associated with many neurological, psychiatric and cognitive abnormalities. We report a case of Fahrs disease in a 25year old man who presented to us with generalized tonic clonic seizure and behavioral abnormalities. Clinical examination did not show any abnormal physical findings. The CT scan of brain showed multiple, symmetric and extensive calcifications in the basal ganglia, thalamus, and dentate nucleus, subcortical white matter of cerebral and cerebellar areas. Presently the patient is under follow up with good seizure control with phenytoin and sodium valproate.

Keywords: Basal ganglia, Calcification, Fahr’s disease, Seizure.

Doi No:-10.18231/2455-8451.2018.0026