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Arterial calcification due to deficiency of CD73, or ACDC, is a rare, adult-onset vascular disorder. People with ACDC have calcium build-up in the large vessels (mainly below the waist) and in the joints of the hands and feet. Signs and symptoms may include progressive pain and cramping in the calves, thighs, buttocks, feet, and/or hands. The age of onset has been reported as early as the second decade of life. ACDC is caused by mutations in the NT5E gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.
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