A rare clinical condition in childhood comorbidity of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism and basal ganglia calcification: Fahr disease

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Baran R. T., DEMİRBİLEK H., Baran S., Parlak M., Parlak E.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.43, no.1, pp.231-234, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.17826/cumj.341260
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.231-234
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Fahr disease, a rare progressive neurodegenerative disease, is characterized by symmetrical intracranial calcifications of basal ganglia, cerebellum, thalamus and intraparanchymal regions. Although the typical presentation is at the adulthood, particularly 3rd to 4th decades, extremely limited number of children with Fahr diesease have been reported. In this case report a 9,5 year-old female had been admitted to emergency service with hypoclacemia due to idiopathic hypoparathyroidism then diagnosed as Fahr disease is presented. In pediatric patients presented with idiopathic hypoparathyroidism, Fahr disease should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis and cranial imaging might be required.