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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155-158

Fahr's disease: Clinicoradiological findings of a rare disease in an adult Nigerian


1 Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
2 Department of Internal Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
3 Department of Internal Medicine, University College Hospital; Neuroscience and Ageing Research Unit, Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

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Dr. Ademola Joseph Adekanmi
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/wajr.wajr_5_20

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Fahr's disease is a rare genetic or sporadic neurodegenerative disorder characterized by abnormal deposition of calcium in areas of the brain that control movements, including the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex. The continuous development, as well as widespread use of brain imaging, has contributed to the increased detection rates of such cases. We describe a sixty-six-year-old male Nigerian who presented with recurrent loss of consciousness, urinary incontinence, and an incidental radiological finding characteristic of Fahr's disease. This article discusses the clinical features, radiological features, diagnostic criteria, and management of Fahr's disease.


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