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Calcinosis cutis

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Definition

noun

The formation of calcium deposits in the skin as a sequelae of a preexisting inflammatory, degenerative, or neoplastic dermatosis.


Supplement

This condition is typically seen in patients with scleroderma, forming calcium deposits under the skin on the fingers or other areas of the body.

In dogs, calcinosis cutis is characteristic or diagnostic of canine Cushing's syndrome.

The four main types of calcinosis cutis are:

Minor types include: 
  • Tumoural calcinosis
  • Calcinosis cutis circumscripta
  • Calcinosis cutis intervertebralis
  • Calcinosis cutis universalis


Also called: cutaneous calcification