Calcinosis cutis

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Calcinosis cutis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10L94.2
ICD-9709.3
DiseasesDB1896
eMedicinederm/66
 
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Calcinosis cutis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10L94.2
ICD-9709.3
DiseasesDB1896
eMedicinederm/66

Calcinosis cutis (or cutaneous calcification) 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). In dogs, calcinosis cutis is virtually pathognomonic for Canine Cushing's syndrome.

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Types

Calcinosis cutis may be divided into the following types:[1]:527-530

Causes

Calcinosis may be the results of a variety of causes such as:

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References

  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.

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