calcinosis universalis


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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 u·ni·ver·sa·'lis

diffuse deposits of calcium salts in the skin and subcutaneous tissues, connective tissue, and other sites; may be associated with dermatomyositis, occurs more frequently in young persons, and is often fatal; serum levels of calcium and phosphorus are generally within normal limits.

cal·ci·no·sis u·ni·ver·sa·lis

(kal-si-nō'sis yū-ni-vĕr-sā'lis)
Diffuse deposits of calcium salts in the skin and subcutaneous tissues, connective tissue, and other sites; may be associated with dermatomyositis, occurs more frequently in young people, and is often fatal; serum levels of calcium and phosphorus are generally within normal limits.

calcinosis

a condition characterized by abnormal deposition of calcium salts in the tissues.

calcinosis circumscripta
localized deposition of calcium in small nodules in subcutaneous tissues, tongue or attached to tendons or joint capsules. Called also tumoral calcinosis.
calcinosis cutis
cutaneous mineralization, a characteristic lesion in dogs with hyperadrenocorticism. Lesions are commonest on the dorsal midline, ventral abdomen and inguinal region. The skin is usually thin and atrophic.
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Calcinosis cutis in a dog with Cushing's syndrome.
enzootic calcinosis
calcinosis occurring in larger numbers of animals in a local population than chance warrants. Usually a plant poisoning. May be caused by the following calcinogenic plants: solanummalacoxylon, S. linneanum,cestrumdiurnum,nierembergia veitchii and trisetum flavescens. Manifested clinically by chronic wasting, reluctance to walk and constant shifting of weight from limb to limb. Called also enteque seco.
multicentric periarticular calcinosis
described in Hungarian vizsla dogs in association with a renal tubular defect in phosphorus transport, causing progressive lameness.
pulmonary calcinosis
tumoral calcinosis
circumscribed, hard swellings with a granular radiopacity, usually immovable and located in horses on the lateral aspect of the proximal tibia.
calcinosis universalis
widespread deposition of calcium in nodules or plaques in the dermis, panniculus and muscles.