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Why a baby is born with Fahr disease?



Dear Ivan,

According to reports in the medical literature, Fahr's Disease or Familial Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcifications is often familial.

Familial Fahr's Disease may be transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait or, in other affected families (kindreds), may have autosomal dominant inheritance.

In other instances, the condition appears to occur randomly for unknown reasons (sporadically). Some experts suggest that the condition may sometimes result from an unidentified infection during pregnancy affecting the developing fetus (intrauterine infection).

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