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Volume 7, issue 1

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Modern views on the aetiology and clinical course of Fahr syndrome

PRZEMYSŁAW KOTYLA1, BOGNA ŚLWIŃSKA-KOTYLA1, EUGENIUSZ J. KUCHARZ1
1. IV Katedry i Kliniki Chorób Wewnętrznych Śl.AM w Tychach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, 95-99
Keywords: Fahr syndrome, bilateral calcifications in basal ganglia, pathology of basal ganglia, disturbances of calcium and phosphate metabolism

Abstract

The clinical symptoms are presented which sometimes are associated with the formation of calcifications in the area of basal ganglia and cerebellum. Attention is called to the frequent connection of these calcium deposits with blood vessels. The intravital detection of these deposits has become more frequent since the introduction of computerized tomography which is presently the best method for their visualization.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Przemysław Kotyla,
IV Katedra i Klinika Chorób Wewnętrznych Śl.AM, ul. Edukacji 102, 43-100 Tychy