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Case Reports
January 1942

CALCIFICATION OF ARTERIES AND DEPOSITS OF CALCIUM IN BOTH LUNGS IN AN INFANT

Author Affiliations

HOUSTON, TEXAS
From the Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(1):126-130. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010010127011
Abstract

There have been occasional reports of extensive calcification of the arteries in infants, but the condition is still sufficiently rare to be of interest. Along with calcification of the arteries, in the case here reported there was the additional feature of widespread calcium deposition in the lungs. The patient was observed only during life, and therefore the diagnoses were made from information obtained from the history, physical examination, laboratory procedures and roentgen ray studies.

REPORT OF A CASE  A girl 1 year of age was brought to Vanderbilt University Hospital on Nov. 8, 1940 because of failure to gain weight and marked anemia. The history revealed that the baby had been born at full term, weighing 6 pounds 4 ounces (2,835 Gm.). For the first hour following her birth she had "grunted" with each breath, but her condition immediately after this was said to have been satisfactory. After one week

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