Fahr Syndrome – an Important Piece of a Puzzle in the Differential Diagnosis of Many Diseases
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Publication date: 2018-02-02
Pol J Radiol, 2017; 82: 490-493
Fahr syndrome is a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by symmetrical, bilateral calcifications in the basal ganglia, nucleus gyrus and cerebral cortex. The continuous advancement as well as widespread use of brain imaging have contributed to the increasing detection rates of such changes. Nevertheless, their etiology is understood only partially and the methods of causative treatment are limited. Due to various symptoms, Fahr syndrome may resemble diseases from the field of neurology, psychiatry, cardiology and even urology. This article provides an up-to- date review of the literature concerning Fahr syndrome in terms of clinical practice.
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