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An ultrasound showed a calcificaton of approx. one cm on my one year old Granson's liver.
What are the possible causes?

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Calcification is an attempt by the body to "wall off" a parasite or an infection (bacterial or viral). Hepatic calcification has an incidence of 6 to 10 per 10,000 newborns. The most common causes are
1. Peritonitis (inflammation of the abdominal cavity)
When the calcification occurs on the surface of the liver, meconium peritonitis is the most likely cause. The fetal bowel ruptures prior to birth, resulting in fetal stool (meconium) leaking into the abdominal cavity leading to peritonitis.
2. Hepatic vascular insufficiency
Blood clots in the portal or hepatic veins obstruct blood flow to the liver tissue leading to the death of tissue distal to the obstruction. The dead tissues are then calcified.
3. Liver tumors or infection of the parenchymal tissue of the liver
The tumors may have originated in the liver, or may have metastasized from other primary sites. The infections related to calcification are primarily the TORCH infections. TORCH stands for toxoplasmosis (T), other agents such as Varicella zoster virus and human parvovirus (O), rubella (R), cytomegalovirus (C), herpes simplex/HIV (H). The infectious agents are passed from the maternal blood to the fetal blood via the chorionic villi of the placenta.
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how old is your grandson?

if he is old enough, it could be from excessive medication: paractetamol or tylanol etc,, or certain other medications. or from drink or partying. many things can calcify the liver.
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