Calcinosis cutis

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Calcinosis cutis
Classification and external resources
Calcinosis cutis -- low mag.jpg
Micrograph of calcinosis cutis. The calcification is purple (bottom of image). H&E stain.
ICD-10 L94.2
ICD-9 709.3
DiseasesDB 1896
eMedicine derm/66

Calcinosis cutis (or cutaneous calcification) is a type of calcinosis wherein calcium deposits form in the skin. A variety of factors can result in this condition. The most common source is dystrophic calcification, which occurs in soft tissue as a response to injury. In addition, calcinosis is seen in Limited Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis, also known as CREST syndrome (the "C" in CREST). In dogs, calcinosis cutis is found in young, large breed dogs and is thought to occur after a traumatic injury.

Types[edit]

Calcinosis cutis may be divided into the following types:[1]:527-530

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Calcinosis may be the results of a variety of causes such as:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 

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