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calcinosis cutis

Friday 12 March 2021


Definition : Calcinosis cutis 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) or in dermatomyositis.

See also

- calcinosis cutis
- tissular calcifications