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The current status of “Fahr’s disease” nosology
  1. J R M de Oliveira1,
  2. M F Oliveira2,
  3. R R Lemos3,
  4. M L Oliveira4
  1. 1
    Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry and Keizo Asami Laboratory (LIKA)-Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
  2. 2
    Research Assistant, Department of Neuropsychiatry and Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife-PE, Brazil
  3. 3
    PhD student, Keizo Asami Laboratory (LIKA)-Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
  4. 4
    PhD student, Department of Neuropsychiatry and Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife-PE, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to J R M de Oliveira, Department of Neuropsychiatry and Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife-PE, Brazil; joao.ricardo{at}ufpe.br

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Shenoy et al described an interesting case with idiopathic brain calcification.1 But in the title and throughout the text, they used the expression “Fahr’s disease”. This term is a misnomer. The nosology of the heterogeneous phenotype of patients with brain …

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