Calcification of basal ganglia in chronic hypoparathyroidism

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Hamza Ali Khan
Anurag Dhingra
Paul Peter
Giridhar Tarigopula
Praveen Partha

Abstract

Hypoparathyridism and pseudohypoparathyroidism are the common causes of pathological calcification inthe brain. Though in 0.3- 1.5 % cases it can be physiological, we describe a case of pathological basalganglia calcification due to hypoparathyroidsm. A 39 years old diabetic lady who presented with neuropsychiatricproblems and seizures and finally diagnosed as a primary hypoparathyroidism with symptomsrelated to metastatic calcification in the brain. This case emphasizes the importance of thinking about thewhole spectrum of the disease even though the biochemical markers are stable on treatment.

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Khan HA, Dhingra A, Peter P, Tarigopula G, Partha P. Calcification of basal ganglia in chronic hypoparathyroidism. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2013 Oct. 7 [cited 2022 May 28];27(4). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1510
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Hamza Ali Khan, *Specialist Registrar Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, New Castle Upon Tyne and Wear, Kingston Park, North East England (United Kingdom) (Zip Code Number =NE32RD) @ST2 Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlingon Memorial Hospital United Kingdom

Specialist Registrar Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, New Castle Upon Tyne and Wear, Kingston Park, North East England (United Kingdom)

(Zip Code Number =NE32RD)

@ST2 Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlingon Memorial Hospital United Kingdom

Anurag Dhingra, @Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, New Castle Upon Tyne and Wear, Kingston Park, North East England (United Kingdom) (Zip Code Number =NE32RD) @ST2 Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlingon Memorial Hospital United Kingdom

@Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, New Castle Upon Tyne and Wear, Kingston Park, North East England (United Kingdom)

(Zip Code Number =NE32RD)

@ST2 Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlingon Memorial Hospital United Kingdom

Paul Peter, #Consultant Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington United Kingdom. Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, New Castle Upon Tyne and Wear, Kingston Park, North East England (United Kingdom) (Zip Code Number =NE32RD)

#Consultant Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington United Kingdom. Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, New Castle Upon Tyne and Wear, Kingston Park, North East England (United Kingdom)

(Zip Code Number =NE32RD)

Giridhar Tarigopula, #Consultant Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington United Kingdom. Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, New Castle Upon Tyne and Wear, Kingston Park, North East England (United Kingdom) (Zip Code Number =NE32RD)

#Consultant Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington United Kingdom. Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, New Castle Upon Tyne and Wear, Kingston Park, North East England (United Kingdom)

(Zip Code Number =NE32RD)

Praveen Partha, #Consultant Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington United Kingdom. Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, New Castle Upon Tyne and Wear, Kingston Park, North East England (United Kingdom) (Zip Code Number =NE32RD)

#Consultant Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington United Kingdom. Diabetes & Endocrinology Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington, New Castle Upon Tyne and Wear, Kingston Park, North East England (United Kingdom)

(Zip Code Number =NE32RD)

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