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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 838243, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/838243
Case Report

Cooccurrence of Multiple Sclerosis and Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcification

Department of Neurology, Clinical Research Development Unit of Bou Ali Sina Hospital, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari 48158 38477, Iran

Received 17 June 2015; Revised 21 July 2015; Accepted 5 August 2015

Academic Editor: Di Lazzaro Vincenzo

Copyright © 2015 M. Abedini et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating and neurodegenerative disease of central nervous system that affects both white and gray matter. Idiopathic calcification of the basal ganglia is a rare neurodegenerative disorder of unknown cause that is characterized by sporadic or familial brain calcification. Concurrence of multiple sclerosis (MS) and idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (Fahr’s disease) is very rare event. In this study, we describe a cooccurrence of idiopathic basal ganglia calcification with multiple sclerosis. The association between this disease and MS is unclear and also maybe probably coincidental.