Fahr disease

What is Fahr disease?

Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcification, also known as Fahr disease, is a rare, genetically dominant, inherited neurological disorder characterized by abnormal deposits of calcium in areas of the brain that control movement. Through the use of CT scans, calcifications are seen primarily in the basal ganglia and in other areas such as the cerebral cortex.

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what is calcium building up in the brain , one doctor say is fafr's disease another say's it's early Parkinson's disease ?

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Depends on the calcification site and pattern.Please upload the CT/MRI.

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Hi Pdbutton,
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My father aged 66 has the following problem, pls. suggest a solution
Dense calcifications are seen in the basal ganglia, thalami, corona...

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Thanks for the query

Regarding the dense calcification in the brain which is symmetrical suggests the possibility of Idiopathic Basal Ganglia...

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