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
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 22 2009

Keywords

  • Basal ganglia calcification
  • Fahr's disease
  • Quetiapine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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