calcinosis cutis

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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.
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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.
Intralesional steroid injection; etidronate disodium, a diphosphonate, may inhibit biomineralisation; surgery is of questionable efficacy.
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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
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Georges Charles, French physician, 1873–.
Profichet syndrome - calcareous deposits, primarily affecting extremities. Synonym(s): calcinosis circumscripta; calcinosis cutis
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Despite the fact that it was a solitary lesion, it was diagnosed as dystrophic calcinosis cutis. The dermatologist advised no intervention as there was a significant risk of facial scarring if surgically removed.
This thickened mass, coupled with necrotic tissues, which are produced as part of healing, provides an ideal environment for the formation of calcifications known as calcinosis cutis [4-6].
Calcinosis cutis is a group of disorders in which there is abnormal calcium accumulation in the skin.
Generalized calcinosis cutis associated with probable leptospirosis in a dog.
(6) When calcinosis cutis is complicated by serious extravasation injuries, such as secondary infection or skin necrosis, debridement, drainage, or skin grafting may be needed.
Calcinosis cutis. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2003 Jan-Feb;69(1):45-46.
Calcinosis cutis associated with SLE is dystrophic in nature and nearly always localised (calcinosis cutis circumscripta) but may infrequently occur as a generalised form referred to as calcinosis cutis universalis.(1) It is described predominantly in females and may manifest anytime from 6 months to 18 years after the diagnosis of SLE.(3)
The differential includes calcinosis cutis, or deposition of insoluble calcium compounds in the skin without true bone formation.
Calcinosis cutis: a rare complication of chronic myeloid leukemia.
CREST syndrome is characterized by Calcinosis cutis, Raynaud's phenomenon, Esophageal dysmotility, Sclerodactyly, and Telangiectasias.