Generalized arterial calcification of infancy

What is Generalized arterial calcification of infancy?

A rare genetic vascular disease characterized by early onset (between in utero to infancy) of extensive calcification and stenosis of the large and medium sized arteries. Presentation is typically with respiratory distress, congestive heart failure and systemic hypertension.

Other condition names

  • Idiopathic infantile arterial calcification
  • Idiopathic obliterative arteriopathy
  • Infantile arteriosclerosis
  • Occlusive infantile arteriopathy

Inheritance type

Autosomal dominant, Autosomal recessive


  • Worldwide: Unknown

Age of Onset

  • Antenatal
  • Infancy
  • Neonatal
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