Season 5 Case 30

Season 5 Case 30

Case 30

History: AMS


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Dense calcifications in the basila ganglia and deep central white matter

Answer: Fahr’s Disease (familial cerebral ferrocalcinosis)

keys:

- Imaging findings noted above

- degree of neurologic impairment does not always correspond with degree of calcification

- can lead to psychosis, cognitive impairment, dementia, Parkinsons, movement disorders