Annals of African Medicine
Home About AAM Editorial board Ahead of print Current Issue Archives Instructions Subscribe Contact us Search Login 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 234-237

Idiopathic bilateral strio-pallido-dentate calcinosis (Fahr's disease): A case report and review of the literature


1 Department of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria, Nigeria
2 Department of Radiology, Usmanu Danfodioyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Sani A Abubakar
Department of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
Nigeria
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.102855

Rights and Permissions

Bilateral calcification involving the basal ganglia (Fahr's disease) is a rare disease. A high index of suspicion is required to make clinical diagnosis; more so that the calcinosis may remain asymptomatic in a vast majority of cases. Movement disorder is by far the most common manifestation in symptomatic individuals. Fahr's disease is by no means absent in our environment, and increasing availability of a computed tomography-scan machine in Nigeria may enhance the case identification of Fahr's disease. This review presents a case of bilateral strio-pallido-dentate calcification; it also affirms the fact that Fahr's disease could present with hyperkinetic movement disorder (chorea) in our setting.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed5892    
    Printed206    
    Emailed3    
    PDF Downloaded24    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal