Recurrent seizures, progressive cognitive decline, Parkinsonism and a calcified brain: is it Fahr's disease?
- Department of Neurology, Sulaimaniya General Teaching Hospital, Sulaimaniya City, Iraq
- Correspondence to Dr Osama S M Amin,
A 34-year-old man developed three generalised seizures over a period of 2 weeks. He had generalised rigidity and mild bilateral symmetrical resting tremor. His deep tendon reflexes were normal with downward planter reflexes. His elder brother noticed that the patient had a progressive cognitive decline over the past few years. He resides in a village and works in a grocery store. His blood tests, including serum calcium, phosphate, alkaline phosphatase and parathyroid hormone, were within their normal …