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idiopathic infantile arterial calcification

Friday 12 January 2007

Definition: Generalized arterial calcification in infancy is a rare disorder in which death usually occurs in infancy.

Synopsis

- stiffness of pulmonary and systemic arterial walls
- possible spontaneous regression of calcification
- endocardial fibroelastosis (6747757, 6893536)

See also

- arterial calcifications

  • arterial intimal calcification
  • arterial medial calcification

- cardiac calcifications

  • endocardial calcifications
  • myocardial calcifications

References

- Chong C, Hutchins G. Idiopathic Infantile Arterial Calcification: The Spectrum of Clinical Presentations. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2007 Aug 23:1. PMID: 17990935

- Sholler GF, Yu JS, Bale PM, Hawker RE, Celermajer JM, Kozlowski K. Generalized arterial calcification of infancy: three case reports, including spontaneous regression with long-term survival. J Pediatr. 1984 Aug;105(2):257-60. PMID: 6747757

- Liu CT, Singer DB, Frates R. Idiopathic arterial calcification in infancy. Report of a case in a premature fetus. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1980 Nov;104(11):589-91. PMID: 6893536