Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification

Common Name(s)

Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification

Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (FIBGC) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by calcium deposits in the basal ganglia, a part of the brain that helps start and control movement. The first symptoms often include clumsiness, fatigue, unsteady walking (gait), slow or slurred speech, difficulty swallowing (dysphagia
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification" returned 6 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification: rediscovering an old challenge in organic psychiatric disorders.
 

Author(s): João Ricardo Mendes de Oliveira, Matheus Fernandes de Oliveira

Journal: Rev Bras Psiquiatr. ;35(3):219-20.

 

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2013

Go To URL
Association between a novel mutation in SLC20A2 and familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification.
 

Author(s): Yang Zhang, Xianan Guo, Anhua Wu

Journal: PLoS ONE. 2013 ;8(2):e57060.

 

Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (FIBGC) is a rare, autosomal dominant disorder involving bilateral calcification of the basal ganglia. To identify gene mutations related to a Chinese FIBGC lineage, we evaluated available individuals in the family using CT scans. DNA ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2013

Go To URL
Mutations in SLC20A2 are a major cause of familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification.
 

Author(s): Sandy Chan Hsu, Renee L Sears, Roberta R Lemos, Beatriz Quintáns, Alden Huang, Elizabeth Spiteri, Lisette Nevarez, Catherine Mamah, Mayana Zatz, Kerrie D Pierce, Janice M Fullerton, John C Adair, Jon E Berner, Matthew Bower, Henry Brodaty, Olga Carmona, Valerija Dobricić, Brent L Fogel, Daniel García-Estevez, Jill Goldman, John L Goudreau, Suellen Hopfer, Milena Janković, Serge Jaumà, Joanna C Jen, Suppachok Kirdlarp, Joerg Klepper, Vladimir Kostić, Anthony E Lang, Agnès Linglart, Melissa K Maisenbacher, Bala V Manyam, Pietro Mazzoni, Zofia Miedzybrodzka, Witoon Mitarnun, Philip B Mitchell, Jennifer Mueller, Ivana Novaković, Martin Paucar, Henry Paulson, Sheila A Simpson, Per Svenningsson, Paul Tuite, Jerrold Vitek, Suppachok Wetchaphanphesat, Charles Williams, Michele Yang, Peter R Schofield, João R M de Oliveira, María-Jesús Sobrido, Daniel H Geschwind, Giovanni Coppola

Journal: Neurogenetics. 2013 Feb;14(1):11-22.

 

Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (IBGC) or Fahr's disease is a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by calcium deposits in the basal ganglia and other brain regions, which is associated with neuropsychiatric and motor symptoms. Familial IBGC is genetically ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2013

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification" returned 0 free, full-text review articles on human participants.

 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

There are currently no open clinical trials for this condition.