Fahr disease

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Fahr dis·ease

(fahr), [MIM*213600]
progressive calcific deposition in the walls of blood vessels of the basal ganglia, in young to middle-aged people occasionally associated with mental retardation and extrapyramidal symptoms.

Fahr dis·ease

(fahr di-zēz')
Progressive calcific deposition in the walls of blood vessels of the basal ganglia, in young to middle-aged people; occasionally associated with mental retardation and extrapyramidal symptoms.

Fahr disease

Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification.

Fahr,

Theodore, German physician, 1877-1945.
Fahr disease - progressive calcific deposition in the walls of blood vessels of the basal ganglia, occasionally associated with mental retardation and extrapyramidal symptoms.
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The diagnosis, confirmed by a second doctor, was one more step on the arduous road to obtaining a life-ending prescription for Willi Moelzer, 74, who suffered from Fahr's Syndrome - a rare and often fatal genetic disorder that was causing his body to deposit calcium in his brain, leading to physical and mental decline.
Encephalopathy with calcifications of the basal ganglia in children: a reappraisal of Fahr's syndrome with respect to 14 new cases.