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Other Names for this Disease
  • Arterial calcification due to CD73 deficiency
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ACDC, or aterial calcification due to CD73 deficiency, is a rare, adult-onset vascular disorder.   Individuals with ACDC have calcium buildup in their arteries below the waist and in the joints of their hands and feet but not in the arteries of their heart.  Affected individuals can experience progressive pain and cramping in the calves, thighs, buttocks and feet due to poor circulation.  ACDC is caused by mutations in the NT5E gene.  It is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.[1]
Last updated: 2/25/2011


  1. St Hilaire C, Ziegler SG, Markello TC, Brusco A, Groden C, NT5E mutations and arterial calcifications. N Engl J Med February 3, 2011;
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