Accident vasculaire cérébral ischémique révélant un syndrome de Fahr

  • Nawfal Doghmi
  • Abdelghafour Elkoundi
  • Amine Belghiti
  • Abdelouahed Baite
  • Charki Haimeur
Keywords: Fahr’s syndrome, epilepsy, ischemic stroke, phosphocalcium metabolism

Abstract

Fahr’s syndrome is defined as the presence of bilateral intracerebral, symmetrical, nonarteriosclerotic calcifications involving the basal ganglia. Their detection during stroke is exceptional. Phosphocalcium metabolism should be investigated with human parathyroid hormone (HPH) dosage. Diagnosis is based on the evaluation of clinical and laboratory data as well as on radiological imaging. Long-term antiepileptic treatment can cause basal ganglia calcification resulting in Fahr’s syndrome. Prognosis is favorable. The correction of phosphocalcium metabolism usually leads to significant improvement.

Keywords: Fahr’s syndrome, epilepsy, ischemic stroke, phosphocalcium metabolism

Author Biographies

Nawfal Doghmi
Service de Réanimation Médicale, Pôle Anesthésie-Réanimation, Hôpital Militaire Mohamed V, Rabat, Maroc
Abdelghafour Elkoundi
Service de Réanimation Médicale, Pôle Anesthésie-Réanimation, Hôpital Militaire Mohamed V, Rabat, Maroc
Amine Belghiti
Service de Réanimation Médicale, Pôle Anesthésie-Réanimation, Hôpital Militaire Mohamed V, Rabat, Maroc
Abdelouahed Baite
Service de Réanimation Médicale, Pôle Anesthésie-Réanimation, Hôpital Militaire Mohamed V, Rabat, Maroc
Charki Haimeur
Service de Réanimation Médicale, Pôle Anesthésie-Réanimation, Hôpital Militaire Mohamed V, Rabat, Maroc
Published
2019-02-18
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688