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Primary Familial Brain Calcification


Other Names for this Disease
  • FIBGC (formerly)
  • Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification 1
  • IBGC1
  • Bilateral striopallidodentate calcinosis
  • BSPDC
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Treatment

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How might primary familial brain calcification (PFBC) be treated?

There is no standard course of treatment for PFBC. Treatment typically addresses symptoms on an individual basis. Medications may be used to improve anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, and dystoniaAntiepileptic 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.[1]
Last updated: 9/4/2015

References
  1. Sobrido MJ, Coppola G, Oliveira J, Hopfer S, Geschwind DH. Primary Familial Brain Calcification. GeneReviews. October 16, 2014; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1421/. Accessed 9/4/2015.


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Management Guidelines

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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

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Other Names for this Disease
  • FIBGC (formerly)
  • Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification 1
  • IBGC1
  • Bilateral striopallidodentate calcinosis
  • BSPDC
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.