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calcinosis

 [kal″sĭ-no´sis]
a condition characterized by abnormal deposition of calcium salts in the tissues.
calcinosis circumscrip´ta localized deposition of calcium in small nodules in subcutaneous tissues or muscle.
calcinosis universa´lis widespread deposition of calcium in nodules or plaques in the dermis, panniculus, and muscles.

cal·ci·no·sis

(kal'si-nō'sis),
A condition characterized by the deposition of calcium salts in nodular foci in various tissues other than the parenchymatous viscera; the two well-known forms, calcinosis circumscripta and calcinosis universalis, are not associated with tissue damage or demonstrable metabolic disease; other forms are the result of abnormal calcium and/or phosphorous metabolism. See: metastatic calcification.
[calcium + -osis, condition]

calcinosis

(kăl′sə-nō′sĭs)
n.
An abnormal condition in which calcium salts are deposited in a part or tissue of the body.

calcinosis

A condition characterised by nodular deposits of calcium in tissue.

cal·ci·no·sis

(kalsi-nōsis)
A condition characterized by the deposition of calcium salts in nodular foci in various tissues.
[calcium + -osis, condition]

calcinosis

Abnormal deposition of calcium salts in skin, muscles, or connective tissues in the course of a connective tissue disorder such as SCLERODERMA or DERMATOMYOSITIS.

cal·ci·no·sis

(kalsi-nōsis)
Condition characterized by deposition of calcium salts in nodular foci in various tissues other than the parenchymatous viscera.
[calcium + -osis, condition]
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Tumoral calcinosis (TC) is a condition in which calcium crystals accumulate in soft tissues, particularly in periarticular regions.
Abatacept and sodium thiosulfate for treatment of recalcitrant juvenile dermatomyositis complicated by ulceration and calcinosis. J Pediatr.
Proteinuria was noted in 7.4% cases which is comparable to results of North Indian6 and Egyptian studies.8 X-ray hand showed changes like acro-osteolysis, contracture, calcinosis, erosive arthropathy etc.
During the follow-up, 4/8 patients developed digital ulcers (pitting scars and ulcers on calcinosis), 4/8 esophagopathy confirmed with barium swallow test and only 1/8 interstitial lung disease.
Acute symptomatic seizures due to electrolyte abnormalities do not have structural brain lesions; however, IH is an exception as brain calcification or calcinosis, which was first described by Eton in 1939, can occur [10, 12, 13].
Table 1 Signs of vitamin D toxicity Signs of vitamin D toxicity Headache Metallic taste Nephrocalcinosis or vascular calcinosis Pancreatitis Nausea Vomiting
Clinicamente la paciente presentaba esclerosis cutis, fenomeno de Raynaud, calcinosis, enfermedad pulmonar intersticial y compromiso gastrointestinal dado por reflujo gastroesofagico.
In a study investigating whether PTX-3 is an indicator of small vessel vasculitis activity [11] in patients with Churg-Strauss syndrome, Wegener's granulomatosis, and microscopic polyangiitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and CREST syndrome (calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, telangiectasia), PTX-3 levels were higher in patients with untreated vasculitis and lower in patients who underwent immunosuppressive treatments (p<0.005).
Torres, "Haemodynamic and tubular renal dysfunction in rats with sustained arterial calcinosis," Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, vol.
DS-90 contains MR brain images of a healthy brain, AIDS dementia, Alzheimer's disease plus visual agnosia, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral calcinosis, cerebral toxoplasmosis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, glioma, herpes encephalitis, Huntington's disease, Lyme encephalopathy, meningioma, metastatic adenocarcinoma, metastatic bronchogenic carcinoma, motor neuron disease, MS, Pick's disease, and sarcoma.
It was first discovered in 1980 as a specific antibody against centromere in serum of patients with calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia (CREST) syndrome [3, 4].