Genetic heterogeneity in familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (Fahr disease)

J. R.M. Oliveira, E. Spiteri, M. J. Sobrido, S. Hopfer, J. Klepper, T. Voit, J. Gilbert, Z. K. Wszolek, D. B. Calne, A. J. Stoessl, M. Hutton, B. V. Manyam, F. Boller, M. Baquero, D. H. Geschwind

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Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (IBGC, Fahr disease) is an inherited neurologic condition characterized by basal ganglia and extra-basal ganglia brain calcifications, parkinsonism, and neuropsychiatric symptoms. The authors examined six families for linkage to the previously identified genetic locus (IBGC1) located on chromosome 14q. The authors found evidence against linkage to IBGC1 in five of the six families supporting previous preliminary studies demonstrating genetic heterogeneity in familial IBGC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2165-2167
Number of pages3
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 14 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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