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Fahr's disease: an incidental finding in a patient of tubercular meningitis.
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PMID:  23208809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Fahr's disease, also known as idiopathic basal ganglia calcification, is a rare clinical entity characterised by bilaterally symmetric calcification of the basal ganglia. Most of the patients present with extrapyramidal symptoms, but the natural history, progression and treatment still remain unknown. We report a case of tubercular meningitis diagnosed by a cerebrospinal fluid examination with incidental findings of an extensive basal ganglia calcification on CT. CT of sibling, done to evaluate an episode of seizure, revealed strikingly similar calcification. Both these calcifications were due to Fahr's disease. The patient was treated with antitubercular and antiepileptic drugs. The patient fully recovered clinically and currently is seizure-free on antiepileptic treatment.
Puneet Aggarwal; Gunjan Kumar; Nishanth Dev; Shalabh Jain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department Internal Medicine, PGIMER & Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India.
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