Fast Five Quiz: Schizophrenia Differential Diagnosis

Stephen Soreff, MD


August 11, 2020

Basal ganglia calcification is a rare condition that occurs when calcium builds up in the brain, usually in the basal ganglia, and can present with psychotic features. ICBG tends to present as psychosis in patients who become symptomatic early in adulthood; those presenting later in life typically present with dementia and a motor system disorder.

Schizophrenia-like symptoms may precede the onset of intellectual deterioration and extrapyramidal motor disturbances. ICBG is a rare disorder.

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