Two unusual cases of nephrocalcinosis in infancy

Pediatr Radiol. 1992;22(6):470-1. doi: 10.1007/BF02013518.


Nephrocalcinosis is uncommon in childhood, the main causes are renal tubular acidosis, hyperparathyroidism and medullary sponge kidney. It is also seen where there is hypercalcaemia or hypercalciuria of any aetiology; We report nephrocalcinosis in an 18-month-old infant with metaphyseal chondrodysplasia type Jansen and also in a neonate with McCune Albright syndrome who displayed atypical skeletal appearances and had multiple ovarian cysts.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fibrous Dysplasia, Polyostotic / complications
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Nephrocalcinosis / diagnosis*
  • Osteochondrodysplasias / complications