Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis associated with Fahr's syndrome

Dundar U., Solak O., Yigit I., KAVUNCU V.

Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences, vol.2, no.2, pp.85-87, 2007 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/1817-1745.36771
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-87
  • Keywords: Fahr's syndrome, Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis


Bilateral symmetric calcification involving striatum pallidum with or without deposits in the dentate nucleus, thalamus and white matter is commonly referred to as Fahr's syndrome. Symptoms of the disorder may include deterioration of motor function, spasticity, spastic paralysis, dysarthria, dementia, seizures, headache and athetosis. The clinical and imaging abnormalities are restricted to the central nervous system (CNS). We report an unusual association of Fahr's syndrome with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in a girl.