Arterial splenic calcifications in children with AIDS: Two case reports

Eduard Ghersin, Berta M. Montalvo

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Splenic calcifications in AIDS patients are usually round and result from infections with opportunistic pathogens such as Pneumocystis carinii, Mycobacterium aviumintracellulare and Cytomegalovirus. We describe here a remarkable echopattern of the spleen in two pediatric patients, resulting from linear, branching calcifications in the splenic parenchymal arteries. We believe this echopattern represents the ultrasonographic manifestation of an HIV-associated vasculopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-389
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2002


  • AIDS
  • Arterial calcifications
  • HIV-associated vasculopathy
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Splenic calcifications
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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