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Images in Neurology
July 2010

Extensive Bilateral Cerebral Calcifications in a Patient With Primary Hypoparathyroidism

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Endocrine Unit, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, “Attikon” University Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Arch Neurol. 2010;67(7):888-889. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2010.126

A 61-year-old woman complained of dizziness after a fall. Her medical history was remarkable for an operation for bilateral cataract at the age of 29 years and an episode of tetany at the age of 47 years, which led to the diagnosis of primary hypoparathyroidism. Since then, she had been treated with calcium supplements and vitamin D with relatively regular laboratory evaluation and reported no symptoms. There was no family history of neurological disease or hypoparathyroidism.