Fahr's disease - Definition

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Fahr's disease appears as a calcification of certain parts of the brain, including the basal ganglia, but also certain nuclei of the cerebellum. It comes in the form of neurological symptoms such as an abnormal gait, lack of coordination or involuntary movements, the occurrence of seizures or a parkinsonian syndrome, occurring in individuals after the age of 40. It may involve a change of character, and intellectual decline. The progression of Fahr's disease is degenerative, the patient gradually losing their intellectual, cognitive, and motor faculties, and is fatal within a few years.

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