calcinosis cutis

(redirected from Proflichet’s disease)

cal·ci·no·sis cu·'tis

a deposit of calcium in the skin; usually occurs secondary to a preexisting inflammatory, degenerative, or neoplastic dermatosis, and is frequently seen in scleroderma. See: metastatic calcification.

calcinosis cutis

A condition characterised by circumscribed subcutaneous deposition of calcium, which may occur in a background of chronic inflammation, e.g., in connective tissue diseases, including scleroderma and systemic lupus eythematosus.
 
Management
Intralesional steroid injection; etidronate disodium, a diphosphonate, may inhibit biomineralisation; surgery is of questionable efficacy.

calcinosis cutis

Dermatology Circumscribed subcutanous deposition of calcium, which may occur in a background of chronic inflammation–eg, in connective tissue diseases–eg, scleroderma, SLE Management Medical; intralesional steroid injection; etidronate disodium, a diphosphonate, may inhibit biomineralization; surgery is of questionable efficacy

Profichet,

Georges Charles, French physician, 1873–.
Profichet syndrome - calcareous deposits, primarily affecting extremities. Synonym(s): calcinosis circumscripta; calcinosis cutis