Fahr's Disease: An Uncommon Cause of Intracranial Calcification in Children

  • K Nayek Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal
  • S Pati Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal
  • A Banerjee Trainee in Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal
  • S Bhattacharjya Trainee in Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal
Keywords: Fahrs' disease, striopallidodentate calcification

Abstract

ABSTRACT

 Idiopathic bilateral striopallidodentate calcification or Fahr’s disease is a degenerative disease normally found in the 5-6th decade of life. Here we report one of the youngest cases of sporadic Fahr’s disease presenting at five years of  age with minimal clinical features but extensive intracranial calcification, a rarity.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v32i1.5335

J. Nepal Paediatr. Soc. Vol.32(1) 2012 76-78

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2012-02-29
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Nayek, K., Pati, S., Banerjee, A., & Bhattacharjya, S. (2012). Fahr’s Disease: An Uncommon Cause of Intracranial Calcification in Children. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 32(1), 76-78. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v32i1.5335
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Brief Reports/Case Reports/Case Series