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Familial Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcification


Synonyms of Familial Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcification
  • cerebrovascular ferrocalcinosis
  • Fahr disease, formerly
  • FIBGC
  • striopallidodentate calcinosis

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (FIBGC) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by the presence of abnormal calcium deposits (calcifications) of unknown cause. Associated symptoms include progressive deterioration of cognitive abilities (dementia), loss of contact with reality (psychosis), mood swings and loss of acquired motor skills. As the condition progresses, paralysis may develop that is associated with increased muscle stiffness (rigidity) and restricted movements (spastic paralysis). Additional abnormalities may include relatively slow, involuntary, continual writhing movements (athetosis) or chorea, a related condition characterized by irregular, rapid, jerky movements.

    Organizations related to Familial Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcification
    • C-Mac Informational Services, Inc.
      120 Clinton Lane
      Cookeville TN 38501-8946
      Phone #: 931-268-1201
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: caregiver_cmi@hotmail.com
      Home page: http://www.caregivernews.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
    • Parkinson's Disease - Movement Disorders Group
      Neurological Institute
      New York NY 10032
      Phone #: 212-305-5779
      800 #: --
      e-mail: deleon@movdis.cis.columbia.edu
      Home page: N/A
    • WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
      204 West 84th Street
      New York NY 10024
      Phone #: 212-875-8312
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: wemove@wemove.org
      Home page: http://www.wemove.org



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