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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 140-142

Fahr's syndrome presenting as seizures during pregnancy – A case report

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Souvik Chaudhuri
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/joacc.JOACC_2_20

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Fahr's syndrome is a rare cause of seizures during pregnancy. It typically presents in the third decade of life, and it may be associated with gait instability, paroxysmal choreoathetosis, speech impairment, a neuropsychiatric disorder, myoclonus, and even seizures and coma. Neurological imaging revealing the symmetrical bilateral calcification along with pseudohypoparathyroidism helps in the diagnosis. Prompt treatment of the endocrine abnormalities associated with it can halt the disease process and result in neurological improvement. Thus, evaluation of seizures also requires an endocrine workup of the patient, keeping in mind rare causes like the Fahr's syndrome.

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