A case of Fahr's disease presenting as chorea successfully treated by the use of quetiapine

Syoichiro Kono, Yasuhiro Manabe, Tomotaka Tanaka, Daiki Fujii, Yasuko Sakai, Hisashi Narai, Nobuhiko Omori, Koji Abe

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Abstract

We report a case of 30-year-old man presenting chorea in his legs. A brain computed tomography (CT) scan showed bilateral symmetric calcifications in the basal ganglia, thalamus, cerebellum and subcortical white matter. Laboratory studies showed no abnormalities of serum calcium, phosphate, PTH, lactic acid, pyruvic acid and cerebrospinal fluid. Under the diagnosis of Fahr's disease (FD), we treated with quetiapine (75 mg/day), which completely abolished his symptoms and he showed no other side effect. Our experience suggests that quetiapine is well tolerated in FD patients and effectively treats chorea without extrapyramidal movement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-65
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Medicine: Case Reports
Volume2009
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 22 2009

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Chorea
Basal Ganglia
Pyruvic Acid
Thalamus
Cerebellum
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Lactic Acid
Leg
Tomography
Brain
Serum
Quetiapine Fumarate
White Matter
calcium phosphate

Keywords

  • Basal ganglia calcification
  • Fahr's disease
  • Quetiapine

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  • Medicine(all)

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Kono, S., Manabe, Y., Tanaka, T., Fujii, D., Sakai, Y., Narai, H., ... Abe, K. (2009). A case of Fahr's disease presenting as chorea successfully treated by the use of quetiapine. Clinical Medicine: Case Reports, 2009(2), 63-65.

A case of Fahr's disease presenting as chorea successfully treated by the use of quetiapine. / Kono, Syoichiro; Manabe, Yasuhiro; Tanaka, Tomotaka; Fujii, Daiki; Sakai, Yasuko; Narai, Hisashi; Omori, Nobuhiko; Abe, Koji.

In: Clinical Medicine: Case Reports, Vol. 2009, No. 2, 22.10.2009, p. 63-65.

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Kono, S, Manabe, Y, Tanaka, T, Fujii, D, Sakai, Y, Narai, H, Omori, N & Abe, K 2009, 'A case of Fahr's disease presenting as chorea successfully treated by the use of quetiapine', Clinical Medicine: Case Reports, vol. 2009, no. 2, pp. 63-65.
Kono S, Manabe Y, Tanaka T, Fujii D, Sakai Y, Narai H et al. A case of Fahr's disease presenting as chorea successfully treated by the use of quetiapine. Clinical Medicine: Case Reports. 2009 Oct 22;2009(2):63-65.
Kono, Syoichiro ; Manabe, Yasuhiro ; Tanaka, Tomotaka ; Fujii, Daiki ; Sakai, Yasuko ; Narai, Hisashi ; Omori, Nobuhiko ; Abe, Koji. / A case of Fahr's disease presenting as chorea successfully treated by the use of quetiapine. In: Clinical Medicine: Case Reports. 2009 ; Vol. 2009, No. 2. pp. 63-65.
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