Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification
Other Names for this Disease
- Bilateral striopallidodentate calcinosis
- Cerebral calcification nonarteriosclerotic idiopathic adult-onset
- Cerebrovascular ferrocalcinosis
- Fahr disease, familial (formerly)
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There is no standard course of treatment for FIBGC. Treatment typically addresses symptoms on an individual basis. Medications may be used to improve anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, and dystonia. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) can be prescribed for seizures. Oxybutynin may be prescribed for urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control). Surveillance typically includes yearly neurologic and neuropsychiatric assessments.
Last updated: 8/2/2013
- Sobrido MJ, Coppola G, Oliveira J, Hopfer S, Geschwind DH. Familial Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcification. GeneReviews. June 27, 2013; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1421/. Accessed 10/18/2013.
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