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What is Fahr's Syndrome?

What is Fahr's Syndrome?

  • Fahr's Syndrome: A rare neurologic disorder where calcium is deposited in various parts of the brain resulting in progressive loss of motor and mental function.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Fahr's Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Fahr's Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Fahr's Syndrome:

Broader types of Fahr's Syndrome:

How many people get Fahr's Syndrome?

Prevalance of Fahr's Syndrome: rare

Who gets Fahr's Syndrome?

Patient Profile for Fahr's Syndrome: Any age, childhood to adulthood.

Profile for Fahr's Syndrome: Onset of the disorder may occur at any time from childhood to adulthood. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Fahr's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

How serious is Fahr's Syndrome?

Complications of Fahr's Syndrome: see complications of Fahr's Syndrome
Prognosis of Fahr's Syndrome: The prognosis for individuals with Fahr's syndrome is poor. Progressive neurological deterioration generally results in disability and death. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Fahr's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Fahr's Syndrome?

Causes of Fahr's Syndrome: see causes of Fahr's Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Fahr's Syndrome?

Symptoms of Fahr's Syndrome: see symptoms of Fahr's Syndrome

Complications of Fahr's Syndrome: see complications of Fahr's Syndrome

Fahr's Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Fahr's Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Fahr's Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Fahr's Syndrome: Neurologist, Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Fahr's Syndrome.
Treatments for Fahr's Syndrome: see treatments for Fahr's Syndrome
Research for Fahr's Syndrome: see research for Fahr's Syndrome

Organs Affected by Fahr's Syndrome:

Organs and body systems related to Fahr's Syndrome include:

Name and Aliases of Fahr's Syndrome

Main name of condition: Fahr's Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Fahr's Syndrome:

Ferrocalcinosis cerebrovascular, cerebral symmetric calcification, stripallidodentate calcinosis, SPD calcinosis

Cerebrovascular ferrocalcinosis, Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification, Striopallidodentate calcinosis Source - Diseases Database

Fahr's Syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Fahr's Syndrome:

 

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