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Familial Idiopathic Infantile Arterial Calcification
C Kanchan, Prasad Viv, Manoj Maloriya.
Department of Pediatrics, Lotus Hospital for women and children, Hyderabad, India.
Background: Idiopathic infantile arterial calcification (IIAC) is a rare disease characterized by extensive arterial wall calcification. A 24 hours old girl child presented with respiratory distress. Echocardiography showed right ventricular dysfunction. She was detected to have hypercalcemia and imaging revealed diffuse calcification of the aorta and its branches. She subsequently developed hypertension in 2nd week of life. Antenatally there was presence of pericardial effusion leading to hydrops and polyhydramnios.

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