Nephrocalcinosis and Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis

Authors

  • Cláudia Gomes Departamento de Pediatria. Hospital de Santa Maria. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Luísa Lobo Serviço de Radiologia. Hospital de Santa Maria. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • António Siborro Azevedo Departamento de Pediatria. Hospital de Santa Maria. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Carla Simão Unidade de Nefrologia e Transplantação Renal. Departamento de Pediatria. Hospital de Santa Maria. Lisboa. Portugal.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.5192

Abstract

Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is an uncommon, transient and self-healing panniculits. This entity generally follows an uncomplicated course, however there are rare and important complications. The authors present a case of a newborn with subcutaneous fat necrosis complicated by hypercalcemia and nephrocalcinosis. The pathogenesis of hypercalcemia is not fully understood and the nephrocalcinosis can evolve to chronic kidney disease. Clinicians should be aware of subcutaneous fat necrosis as a possible risk
factor for hypercalcemia and patients should have serial serum and urinary calcium determinations for up to 6 months after the appearance of the skin lesions. The early diagnosis and prompt treatment of hypercalcemia are essential to prevent severe complications.
Keywords: Hypercalcemia; Fat Necrosis; Infant, Newborn; Nephrocalcinosis; Subcutaneous Fat. 

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Author Biographies

Cláudia Gomes, Departamento de Pediatria. Hospital de Santa Maria. Lisboa. Portugal.

Internato Complementar de Pediatria

Departamento de Pediatria do HSM-CHLN,EPE

Luísa Lobo, Serviço de Radiologia. Hospital de Santa Maria. Lisboa. Portugal.

Médica Assistente Graduada do Serviço de Radiologia do Hospital Santa Maria

António Siborro Azevedo, Departamento de Pediatria. Hospital de Santa Maria. Lisboa. Portugal.

Diretor adjunto do Departamento de Pediatria do Hospital Santa Maria

Carla Simão, Unidade de Nefrologia e Transplantação Renal. Departamento de Pediatria. Hospital de Santa Maria. Lisboa. Portugal.

Médica Assistente Graduada. Unidade de Nefrologia e Transplantação Renal do Departamento de Pediatria do Hospital Santa Maria. Docente da Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa.

Published

2014-12-03

How to Cite

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Gomes C, Lobo L, Azevedo AS, Simão C. Nephrocalcinosis and Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2014 Dec. 3 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];28(1):119-22. Available from: https://actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/5192