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Brain calcification in Kallman's syndrome. Computed tomographic appearance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3843625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a 21-year-old white male with Kallman's syndrome (gonadotropic hypogonadism, hyposmia and sensorineural hearing loss) with extensive brain calcification, demonstrated for the first time by computed tomography. The pattern and anatomic distribution of the extensive brain calcification is nonspecific, being indistinguishable from those seen in other causes of brain calcification (principally diseases related to a disturbance in calcium metabolism), despite the normal serum calcium levels found in this patient. This syndrome, therefore, should be considered along with Cockayne's, Kearns-Sayre and Down's syndromes, tuberous sclerosis, carbonic anhydrase II deficiency, congenital mental deficiency and idiopathic familial basal ganglia calcification as another developmental cause of brain calcification, which usually show no disturbance in serum calcium level.
J Malat; C Virapongse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neuroscience     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0255-7975     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosci     Publication Date:    1985-1986
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-09-02     Completed Date:  1987-09-02     Revised Date:  2006-07-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8601677     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosci     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain / radiography
Brain Diseases / radiography*
Calcinosis / radiography*
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / complications
Hypogonadism / complications
Olfaction Disorders / complications
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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