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Idiopathic arterial calcification in childhood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15029465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Idiopathic arterial calcification in infancy is usually fatal with death in early life and diagnosis at post mortem. This report describes a unique, late presentation with hypertension and cardiac failure in a child aged 33 months, found to have widespread arterial calcification at radiological imaging. The calcium-phosphate axis was normal and there was no other demonstrable cause for calcification. Additionally, the histological features of arterial calcification at renal biopsy paralleled the findings in infants with this disorder. The late presentation in this case is unusual and has not been previously reported. Ultrasound and CT are sensitive for calcification, and the disease should be suspected in children presenting with cardiac or respiratory manifestations and features of arterial calcification, where no metabolic cause is established.
Authors:
Maya Patel; Savvas Andronikou; Rustum Solomon; Paul Sinclair; Mignon McCulloch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2004-03-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-04     Completed Date:  2004-11-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  652-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatric Radiology, Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. mpfiles@iafrica.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications,  radiography*,  ultrasonography*
Calcinosis / complications,  radiography*,  ultrasonography*
Child, Preschool
Female
Heart Failure / etiology,  pathology
Humans
Hypertension / etiology,  pathology

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