A Fahr’s Syndrome Case Presented with Vertigo
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Kahramanmaras Necip Fazıl State Hospital, Department of Neurology, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Medical Faculty, Department of Emergency, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
Publication date: 2014-04-15
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Uygar Utku   

Specialist in Neurology. Kahramanmaras Necip Fazıl State Hospital, Department of Neurology, 46050, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
Eur J Gen Med 2014;11(2):115-116
Fahr’s syndrome is a entity characterized by clinical and neuro-imaging findings. A 36-year-old man presented to emergency room with vertigo that started 3 days ago. On his neurologic examination there were horizontal nystagmus, dysmetria and ataxia. Blood calcium was lower than normal levels (5.3 mg/dl). He had seizures since the age of 17. We thought that patient diagnose Fahr’s syndrome and got brain CT. Calcifications on brain CT were most prominent in dentate nucleus and bilateral basal ganglia. These patients diagnosed usually accidentally but we present a case presented with vertigo complaint and then diagnosed Fahr’s syndrome.
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