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Pulmonary metastatic calcification with respiratory insufficiency in patients on maintenance haemodialysis.
  1. E Justrabo,
  2. R Genin,
  3. G Rifle


    A uraemic patient undergoing chronic haemodialysis developed diffuse metastatic pulmonary calcification and died from acute respiratory insufficiency after renal transplantation. Thirteen similar cases previously published are reviewed, with emphasis on the clinical and anatomical features of such calcinosis. The pathogenesis of this calcification in patients on maintenance haemodialysis and some rules for its prevention are discussed.

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