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July 1951


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From the Pediatric Service of the Parkchester General Hospital.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(1):37-42. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040044007

METASTATIC calcification may be defined as a deposition of calcium or calcium salts in abnormal locations in the body. This manifestation is quite uncommon in children and is especially unusual in the newborn. The occurrence of the condition in a young infant, in association with congenital anomalies of the gastrointestinal and urinary systems, makes it worthy of presentation.

REPORT OF A CASE  B. K., a white boy, was born on Aug. 17, 1949, to a 35-yr.-old mother and a 38-yr.-old father. Both parents had always been in good health. The mother was pentagravida, tetrapara, and had had no miscarriages. Her Mazzini reaction was negative. All previous pregnancies and deliveries were normal. The present pregnancy was uneventful. The delivery was normal and spontaneous, and the infant weighed 8 lb. 6 oz. (3,800 gm.) at birth.Shortly after admission to the nursery it was noted that he had an atresia of the