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Images in Neurology
December 2006

Diffuse Intracranial CalcinosisFahr Disease

Arch Neurol. 2006;63(12):1806-1807. doi:10.1001/archneur.63.12.1806

Fahr disease features sporadic or familial calcifications of the basal ganglia leading to neurological and psychiatric disturbances. Here we describe a case of Fahr disease with striking computed tomography scan images.

A 50-year-old man with no relevant medical history (started in 2000) suddenly experienced dysarthria and complained about having lockjaw and a deviation of the right corner of his mouth for a period of 6 hours. Although other symptoms disappeared, his dysarthria persisted.

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