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Two cases of idiopathic infantile arterial calcification.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20500438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the clinical course and management of two infants with idiopathic infantile arterial calcification. Both had coronary artery involvement and presented with ischaemic cardiac failure. Neither responded well to conventional therapy with inotropic agents, glyceryl trinitrate, diuretic and mechanical ventilation, nor to short-term biphosphonates. One was treated with levosimendan and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to no avail.
Lindsay M Ryerson; Roberto Chiletti; Margaret Zacharin; James Tibballs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1440-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  2011-04-21     Revised Date:  2011-12-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  777-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2010 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).
Intensive Care Unit, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  physiopathology,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Fatal Outcome
Heart Failure / etiology
Infant, Newborn
Vascular Calcification*
Vascular Diseases / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  physiopathology,  radiography,  ultrasonography

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