Metastatic calcification

Metastatic calcification

Metastatic calcification is deposition of calcium salts in otherwise normal tissue, because of elevated serum levels of calcium and other minerals in blood because of deranged metabolism, synthesis or disposal.

It occurs as opposed to dystrophic calcification where blood levels of calcium are normal.

Metastatic calcification can occur widely throughout the body but principally affects the interstitial tissues of the vasculature, kidneys, lungs, and gastric mucosa.

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