The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 76, Issue 11, pp 1155–1157 | Cite as

Hypercalcemia and metastatic calcification in a neonate with subcutaneous fat necrosis

  • Sajitha Nair
  • Sathyajith G Nair
  • Ashwin Borade
  • K. Ramakrishnan
Clinical Brief

Abstract

We report a 30-day-old baby with subcutaneous fat necrosis and symptomatic hypercalcemia, who developed metastatic calcification in the subcutaneous tissue, kidneys, pericardium and brain. The baby also had anemia, hypertriglyceridemia and hypercholesterolemia. He was managed with intravenous saline, furosemide, oral steroids and bisphosphonates and improved with treatment.

Key words

Hypercalcemia Metastatic calcification Subcutaneous fat necrosis 

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sajitha Nair
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sathyajith G Nair
    • 1
  • Ashwin Borade
    • 1
  • K. Ramakrishnan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsAmrita Institute of Medical SciencesKochiIndia
  2. 2.Amrita Institute of Medical SciencesKochiIndia

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