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Zaburzenia poznawcze i objawy psychopatologiczne w przebiegu zespołu Fahra – opis przypadku

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Author(s): Kinga Jochim | Robert Kucharski | Marcin Woźniak | Maria Nowak | Katarzyna Łachut | Marzenna Ziółkowska-Kochan | Dorota Motyl

Journal: Neuropsychiatria i Neuropsychologia
ISSN 1896-6764

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 90;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Fahr’s syndrome | cognitive deficits | psychopathological symptoms | differential diagnosis

ABSTRACT
Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (Fahr’s syndrome)causes dementia. However, various forms of cognitiveimpairment and psychopathological symptoms aredescribed in the literature and occur in practice. In thepaper, a 68-year old female patient with Fahr’s syndromeis described. The process of medical and psychologicaldiagnosis and methods of therapy are presented.The variety of clinical symptoms in Fahr’s syndromeshould make us more careful in medical examination.Assessment of the neuropsychological state of thesepatients should be a routine examination, useful for thelong-term outcome.

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