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title:Idiopathic Hypoparathyroidism Presenting as Status Epilepticus and Choreoathetosis

Author:Subrata Chakrabarti

Keywords:Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism, basal ganglia calcification, choreoathetosis, convulsions

Type:Case report

Abstract:Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism presenting as convulsions along with choreoathetosis simultaneously is a distinctly rare scenario. We present a case of Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism who presented with status epilepticus along with extrapyramidal dysfunction in the form of choreoathetosis. Clinical diagnosis was confirmed by the demonstration of basal ganglia calcification in Non Contrast Computed Tomography (CT) brain.

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