Case Report

Fahr’s Disease: Two Cases Report


  • Sedat Koçak
  • Esma Erdemir
  • Ayşe Bayrak
  • Hasan Kara
  • Mehmet Gül

Received Date: 25.12.2008 Accepted Date: 25.12.2008 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2009;8(4):46-49

Fahr’s Disease (Bilateral Striopallidodentate Calcinosis) characterized by symmetric calcifications at thalamus, nucleus dentatus, cerebral white substance and basal ganglia is a rare condition. Calcifications may be shown by computerized tomography provided for another reason. The clinic manifestations of the disease are variable but commonly progressive mental disorder, tremor, ataxia, disartria, convulsion, Parkinson-like symptoms and neuro-psychological disorders may be seen. The related conditions which may cause to Fahr’s Disease are anoxia, radiation, systemic disorders, toxins, disorders of calcium metabolism and encephalitis. Here, we presented two patients with headache, dizziness and altered mental status which were diagnosed as Fahr’s Disease.

Keywords: Fahr’s Disease, Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcification