Fahrs Disease: A Rare Neurological Disease Frequently Misdiagnosed As Acute Psychosis, Or Mood Disorder | 18121
ISSN: 2155-6105

Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
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Fahrs disease: A rare neurological disease frequently misdiagnosed as acute psychosis, or mood disorder

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Addiction Research & Therapy

Saeed Ahmed2, Sunee Kumar, Khalid Sher, Savita Naik, Shahana Ayub, Fatima B Motiwala and Rizwan Ahmed

Accepted Abstracts: J Addict Res Ther

DOI: 10.4172/2155-6105.S1.019

F ahrs disease is a rare, degenerative neurological disorder characterized by idiopathic symmetrical and bilateral intracranial calcification. We present a case of 32 years old man with Fahrs disease who presented with episodes of inappropriate excessive laughing, generalized tonic clonic seizures associated with loss of consciousness, frothing from mouth, urine incontinence and difficulty in walking due to neurological deficit. MRI of brain demonstrated calcification of bilateral basal ganglia, thalami and left dentate nucleus of left cerebellum. The clinical presentation similar to our patient is frequently misdiagnosed due to identical manifestation to other neurological and psychiatric disorders especially in young to middle aged individuals. Fahrs disease may be often misdiagnosed as a patient of acute psychosis or epileptic seizures.

Saeed Ahmed completed his MD from Pakistan. He worked as Post Doc Fellow in Psychiatry at University of Maryland. He has received many honor and awards. Currently, he is a Clinical Researcher in Institute for Social and Psychiatric Initiatives Research, Education, and Services (InSPIRES) at NYU School of Medicine. He is currently working on many research projects with major focus/interest on nicotine addiction in schizophrenia population.