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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However, basal-ganglia calcifications in persons <30 years of age can be associated with underlying metabolic disorders, such as hyper- or hypoparathyroidism, congenital disorders such as Fahr disease, and infections.
Intracranial calcifications can also be seen in rare idiopathic disorders such as Fahr disease (bilateral striopallidodentate calcinosis, Figure 31).