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CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2019-03-04
Submitted: 2018-06-14
Accepted: 2019-01-20
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Noninfectious causes of diffuse pulmonary infiltrations in chronic renal failure: metastatic pulmonary calsification

Saltuk Bugra Kaya, Seyda Deger, Suleyman Savas Hacievliyagil, Zeynep Ayfer Aytemur
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2019.0007
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Pubmed: 30830957
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Adv Respir Med 2019;87(1):46-49.

open access

Vol 87, No 1 (2019)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2019-03-04
Submitted: 2018-06-14
Accepted: 2019-01-20

Abstract

Metastatic pulmonary calsification (MPC) is a metabolic lung disease characterized by the deposition of calcium in pulmonary
parenchyma. It may occur due to many bening or malign pathologies. Especially it is most commonly seen in patients with end
stage chronic renal failure received renal replacement treatment. The case we report here involved a history of renal transplantation
about 22 months ago. His thorax computed tomography had demonstrated bilateral disseminated infiltrations with ground-
glass densities predominantly in the upper lobes and it was seen partially preserved subpleural areas and basal zones. The
histopathological results in transbronchial lung biopsy indicated metastatic pulmonary calsification. We wanted to discuss patient
with the accompaniment of literature.

Abstract

Metastatic pulmonary calsification (MPC) is a metabolic lung disease characterized by the deposition of calcium in pulmonary
parenchyma. It may occur due to many bening or malign pathologies. Especially it is most commonly seen in patients with end
stage chronic renal failure received renal replacement treatment. The case we report here involved a history of renal transplantation
about 22 months ago. His thorax computed tomography had demonstrated bilateral disseminated infiltrations with ground-
glass densities predominantly in the upper lobes and it was seen partially preserved subpleural areas and basal zones. The
histopathological results in transbronchial lung biopsy indicated metastatic pulmonary calsification. We wanted to discuss patient
with the accompaniment of literature.

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Keywords

diffuse pulmonary infiltration, immunosuppressed patient, renal transplantation, chronic renal failure, metastatic pulmonary calsification

About this article
Title

Noninfectious causes of diffuse pulmonary infiltrations in chronic renal failure: metastatic pulmonary calsification

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 87, No 1 (2019)

Pages

46-49

Published online

2019-03-04

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2019.0007

Pubmed

30830957

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2019;87(1):46-49.

Keywords

diffuse pulmonary infiltration
immunosuppressed patient
renal transplantation
chronic renal failure
metastatic pulmonary calsification

Authors

Saltuk Bugra Kaya
Seyda Deger
Suleyman Savas Hacievliyagil
Zeynep Ayfer Aytemur

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