A Novel Association of the Additional Intracranial Calcification in Lipoid Proteinosis: A Case Report 1579-1581
Dr. Sushil Ghanshyam Kachewar
Associate Professor in Radio-diagnosis,
Rural Medical College, PMT, AT Post-LONI, Ta-Rahata,
Dt-Ahmednagar, ST-Maharashtra, India-413736.
Lipoid Proteinosis (LP) is a genetically linked, autosomally transferred, rare, chronic multisystem disease which is characterized by a normal lipid profile, but with abnormal deposits of lipids and proteins in the body, which slowly but steadily leads to systemic manifestations. Although it affects almost all the systems of the body, it predominantly manifests as lesions on the skin and it has characteristic intracranial calcifications. Although, the intracranial calcifications can be classified, based on their aetiopathogenesis, as age-related and physiologic, congenital, infectious, endocrine and metabolic, vascular, and neoplastic; the symmetric calcifications in LP are a distinct entity. To one who is aware of this entity, LP is usually an incidental diagnosis. No permanent cure is available for LP till date. Only symptomatic medical treatment is being given. With the increasing awareness on this entity, LP can now be detected in its early phase and it can be better managed. As this condition is rare, it is necessary to spread awareness on this entity in the scientific community and hence this case is being reported. This case report is the first to demonstrate a novel association of an additional intracranial calcification in Lipoid Proteinosis.