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Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and CareISSN: 2325-9639

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Case Report, J Sleep Disor Treat Care Vol: 1 Issue: 2

Togetherness of REM Behavior Disorder and Fahr Disease: A Case Report

Aylin Bican Demir*, Aygül Güneş, Damla Özyurtlu and İbrahim Bora
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
Corresponding author : Aylin Bican Demir, MD
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
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Received: August 16, 2012 Accepted: September 12, 2012 Published: September 14, 2012
Citation: Demir AB, Günes A, Özyurtlu D, Bora I (2012) Togetherness of REM Behavior Disorder and Fahr Disease: A Case Report. J Sleep Disor: Treat Care 1:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9639.1000105

 

Abstract

Togetherness of REM Behavior Disorder and Fahr Disease: A Case Report

REM Behavior Disorder (RBD) is seen in elderly population mostly. Its prevalence is unknown but the disease was reported in 0.38% of overall population and in 0.50% of elderly population. One third of newly diagnosed Parkinson’s patients, 47% of overall Parkinson’s patients and 90% of multiple system atrophy patients diagnosed as RBD. RBD is a chronic, progressive sleep disorder and its frequency or severity changes over time. Fahr disease (FD) most common clinical signs are Parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor, chore, ataxia, dementia and affective disorders. Etiopathogenesis of RBD and FD are still unknown. Our patient presented with FD with the calcification in basal ganglions before Parkinson’s disease manifested. We aimed to underline the importance of FD in the differential diagnosis of RBD and RBD must be considered and kept in mind during the clinical course of FD.

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