Metastatic pulmonary calcification in the renal transplant recipient

Am Rev Respir Dis. 1980 Feb;121(2):415-9. doi: 10.1164/arrd.1980.121.2.415.

Abstract

An asymptomatic immunosuppressed renal transplant patient presented with diffuse alveolar infiltrates on a routine chest roentgenogram. An open lung biopsy revealed changes compatible with metastatic pulmonary calcification. The etiology, pathogenesis, and diagnostic approach to this rare disorder are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Calcinosis / diagnosis*
  • Calcinosis / etiology
  • Calcinosis / pathology
  • Humans
  • Hypercalcemia / complications
  • Immunosuppression Therapy / adverse effects
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lung Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Lung Diseases / etiology
  • Lung Diseases / pathology
  • Male