Annals of African Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 234--237

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


Sani A Abubakar1, Suleiman Saidu2 
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

Bilateral calcification involving the basal ganglia (Fahr俟Q製 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俟Q製 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俟Q製 disease. This review presents a case of bilateral strio-pallido-dentate calcification; it also affirms the fact that Fahr俟Q製 disease could present with hyperkinetic movement disorder (chorea) in our setting.


How to cite this article:
Abubakar SA, Saidu S. Idiopathic bilateral strio-pallido-dentate calcinosis (Fahr's disease): A case report and review of the literature.Ann Afr Med 2012;11:234-237


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Abubakar SA, Saidu S. Idiopathic bilateral strio-pallido-dentate calcinosis (Fahr's disease): A case report and review of the literature. Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Nov 23 ];11:234-237
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