Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 186--188

Cardiac calcification in acute intermittent porphyria


Tanmoy Ghatak, Afzal Azim, Arvind K Baronia, Banani Poddar 
 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Afzal Azim
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Rai Bareilly Road, Lucknow - 226 014, Uttar Pradesh
India

Aetiology of pericardial calcifications can be multifactorial. Tuberculosis has been reported as the most common cause. Other known causes include uraemia, asbestosis, post-traumatic or postoperative. We report a rare case of pericardial calcification seen in a patient with established acute intermittent porphyria. A direct causal relationship cannot be established between porphyria and pericardial calcification, but it may be due to deposition of the porphyrin in the pericardium.


How to cite this article:
Ghatak T, Azim A, Baronia AK, Poddar B. Cardiac calcification in acute intermittent porphyria.Ann Pediatr Card 2011;4:186-188


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Ghatak T, Azim A, Baronia AK, Poddar B. Cardiac calcification in acute intermittent porphyria. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Jan 26 ];4:186-188
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