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Cerebrovascular Ferrocalcinosis (Fahr Syndrome) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy Cerebrovascular ferrocalcinosis is a genetic condition, first described in 1930 by T. Fahr and therefore called Fahr syndrome. It is an inherited neurological disorder characterized by abnormal deposits of iron and calcium in certain of areas of the brain (including the basal ganglia and the cerebral cortex). Symptoms may include motor function deterioration, dementia, mental retardation, spastic paralysis, dysarthria (poorly articulated speech), spasticity (stiffness of the limbs), ocular (eye) problems, and athetosis (involuntary, writhing movements) and also features of Parkinson's disease.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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