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Fahr’s disease with epilepsy, deafness, schizophreniform psychosis and autoimmune polymyositis: a case report

  title={Fahr’s disease with epilepsy, deafness, schizophreniform psychosis and autoimmune polymyositis: a case report},
  author={Ekaterina Ivanova Viteva and Albena A. Djurkova},
Fahr’s disease is a rare sporadic or inherited neurodegenerative disorder characterized by symmetrical bilateral calcifications in the basal ganglia and some other brain structures – dentate nucleus, thalamus, cerebral cortex, subcortical white matter, and hippocampus. We report a patient with Fahr’s disease who has been monitored for 11 years and is interesting for the clinical practice with the following particular features: 1. The patient fulfills the Fahr’s disease criteria with the… Expand
Fahr's Syndrome
Article info: Received: 23 June 2018 Revised: 11 August 2018 Accepted: 05 September 2018


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