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Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (IBGC) or Fahr's disease is a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by calcium deposits in the basal ganglia and other brain regions, which is associated with neuropsychiatric and motor symptoms. Familial IBGC is genetically heterogeneous and typically transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion. We(More)
Basal ganglia calcification (striatopallidodentate calcifications) can be caused by several systemic and neurological disorders. Familial Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcification (IBGC, "Fahr's disease"), is characterized by basal ganglia and extrabasal ganglia calcifications, parkinsonism and neuropsychiatric symptoms. Because of an increased use of(More)
Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (IBGC, Fahr disease) is an inherited neurologic condition characterized by basal ganglia and extra-basal ganglia brain calcifications, parkinsonism, and neuropsychiatric symptoms. The authors examined six families for linkage to the previously identified genetic locus (IBGC1) located on chromosome 14q. The(More)
To quantify the immediate hypothermic response to an injection of NiCl2, and to delineate the ensuing derangements of circadian rhythms, the core body temperature and physical activity of rats were monitored by radiotelemetry from a thermistor probe implanted in the peritoneal cavity. The rats were housed in individual cages in a quiet room at 20 +/- 1(More)
Rats and guinea pigs developed pronounced erythrocytosis at one to four months after unilateral intrarenal (ir) injection of nickel subsulfide (Ni3S2). For example, at two months after ir administration of Ni3S2 (5 mg) to rats, blood hematocrit values averaged 70 +/- 3 percent (p less than 0.001 vs. 48 4/- 2 in controls); at two months after ir(More)
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