What is generalized arterial calcification of infancy?

Also known as: GACI, idiopathic arterial calcification of infancy, IACI, occlusive infantile arterial calcification, occlusive infantile arteriopathy.

Generalized arterial calcification of infancy is a rare genetic disorder present at birth (congenital) that is characterized by calcium buildup in all blood vessels throughout the body (though affecting mainly larger and medium sized arteries). This causes hardening and narrowing of the arteries and results in an increased risk for many medical problems.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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