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Massive myocardial calcification of right and left ventricles following acute myocarditis complicated with rhabdomyolysis-induced acute renal failure.
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PMID:  8341004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 26-year-old man was admitted with a high fever, oliguria, skeletal muscle weakness, and cardiogenic shock which led to a diagnosis of acute myocarditis and acute rhabdomyolysis. During treatment with hemodialysis and calcium supplementation, because of severe hypocalcemia, a massive calcification of both right and left ventricular myocardium gradually became apparent with repeated computed tomographic (CT) examinations. Technetium-99m scannings more clearly delineated the markedly accumulated calcium in the myocardium, while significant activity was not detected in other soft tissues. Histopathological examinations by myocardial biopsy revealed a large amount of fibrosis and calcium deposits, and serial CT scans showed a gradual regression of the calcium deposition, suggesting that this rare form of massive dystrophic calcification may parallel changes in the severity of myocarditis, and may be associated with abnormalities in calcium metabolism secondary to rhabdomyolysis-induced acute renal failure.
A Wada; T Nakata; K Tsuchihashi; S Aoyama; M Nanba; H Murakami; K Shimamoto; O Iimura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese circulation journal     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0047-1828     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. Circ. J.     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-27     Completed Date:  1993-08-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806868     Medline TA:  Jpn Circ J     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Internal Medicine, Sapporo Medical College, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Calcinosis / diagnosis*,  etiology
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology*,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Kidney Failure / complications,  physiopathology
Myocarditis / complications*,  physiopathology,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Rhabdomyolysis / complications*,  physiopathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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