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Fahr's Syndrome


Submitted 2 months ago
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PAULETTE

it took a long time to find

With most rare genetic condition's there is always a long road to discovery.......

Fahr's Syndrome is a rare, genetically dominant, inherited neurological disorder characterized by abnormal deposits of calcium in areas of the brain that control movement, including the basal ganglia and the cerebral cortex. Symptoms of the disorder may include deterioration of motor function, dementia, seizures, headache,  (poorly articulated speech), (stiffness of the limbs) and spastic paralysis, eye impairments, and  (involuntary, writhing movements). Fahr's Syndrome can also include symptoms characteristic of Parkinson's disease such as tremors, muscle rigidity, a mask-like facial appearance, shuffling gait, and a "pill-rolling" motion of the fingers. These symptoms generally occur later in the development of the disease. More common symptoms include dystonia (disordered muscle tone) and chorea (involuntary, rapid, jerky movements). Age of onset is typically in the 40s or 50s, although it can occur at any time in childhood or adolescence.

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I heard of a condition where one turns to stone......never thought it would lead me to this kind of condition.....but it has and knowing is the first step in a long search for some true answers.......I am at peace with it....just not everything that comes along with it and the days, months or years to come.....

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