Hypoparathyroidism, Hypothyroidism and Thrombocytopenia: Rare Constellation of Fahrs Syndrome

Nilma Malik, Vishwanath Pattan, Qiang Nai, Abdalla Yousif


Fahrs syndrome is a rare progressive unremitting neurological disorder, characterized by abnormal bilaterally symmetric brain calcifications. It is associated with various endocrinopathies such as hypothyroidism, hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia. This case opens up a new horizon of thought process, as it illustrates the clinical presentation of Fahrs syndrome with thrombocytopenia never reported before. It especially emphasizes on the diagnostic significance of combination of thrombocytopenia with seizures in Fahrs, as this coupling can result in fatal intracranial hemorrhage if timely seizure management is not initiated.

J Endocrinol Metab. 2014;4(4):110-111
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jem228w


Hypoparathyroidism; Hypothyroidism; Thrombocytopenia

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