Disseminated calcification with predominant muscle and cerebral involvement in a child with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: A case report

Jinsong Liu, Muhammadsamir A. Sulh, David Zagzag, Richard Reuben, M. Alba Greco

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Calcification, as a feature of the vasculopathy, is a common pathological finding in children with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Large and small blood vessels of many organs including brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and spleen are affected. We report a case with calcification in multiple organs that was most prominent in the cardiac and skeletal muscle cells and the blood vessels of the cerebrum. To our knowledge, calcification of this degree has not been documented previously in a human immunodeficiency virus-infected child.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-600
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 4 1997



  • AIDS
  • Blood vessels
  • Calcification
  • Central nervous system
  • Children
  • Diaphragm
  • HIV
  • Myocardium
  • Skeletal muscle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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