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September 1990

Extensive Brain Calcification and Progressive Dysarthria and Dysphagia Associated With Chronic Hypoparathyroidism

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown.

Arch Neurol. 1990;47(9):1038-1039. doi:10.1001/archneur.1990.00530090120025

• An 81-year-old woman with a 13-year history of hypoparathyroidism developed dysarthria and dysphagia. Cranial computed tomography demonstrated extensive calcification involving the basal ganglia, corona radiata, and deep cerebellar structures. The cerebral small-vessel calcification that occurs in chronic hypoparathyroidism may produce the syndrome of progressive dysarthria and dysphagia.

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