Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification

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What is idiopathic basal ganglia calcification?

Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification is characterized as the abnormal accumulation of calcium in the basal ganglia of the brain. The basal ganglia is a structure deep within the brain that is responsible for movement, memory and thought processes.

Common symptoms reported by people with idiopathic basal ganglia calcification

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with idiopathic basal ganglia calcification

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with idiopathic basal ganglia calcification, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with idiopathic basal ganglia calcification

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with idiopathic basal ganglia calcification, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has idiopathic basal ganglia calcification on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 2
40s 5
50s 7
60s 6
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 9
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from idiopathic basal ganglia calcification patients who have completed their condition history
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