Calcinosis cutis

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Calcinosis cutis
Calcinosis cutis -- low mag.jpg
Micrograph of calcinosis cutis. The calcification is purple (bottom of image). H&E stain.
Classification and external resources
Specialty dermatology
ICD-10 L94.2
ICD-9-CM 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.


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


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




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  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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