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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155-156

A case of schizophrenia like psychosis due to Fahr's disease


S.C.B. Medical College, Mental Health Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Satyakam Mohapatra
S.C.B. Medical College, Mental Health Institute, Cuttack, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.178813

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Fahr's disease (FD) is a rare idiopathic degenerative neurological disorder, which can be present in different heterogeneous manifestations and characterized by bilateral symmetrical cerebral calcification. We present a case of a 55-year-old male who presented with the psychotic feature, bilateral tremors of hand and bilateral symmetrical calcification of basal ganglia. Hence our case suggests that psychiatrists should evaluate the cases of psychosis thoroughly when the age of presentation is atypical, and they should consider the diagnosis of FD when psychosis presents with motor abnormalities.


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