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Calcinosis cutis is the term used for the deposition of calcium salts in the skin and subcutaneous tissues.
It is classified according to etiology as 1:
- dystrophic (most common): characterized by normal serum calcium and phosphorus, an underlying disease process induces tissue damage
- metastatic: abnormal serum calcium and phosphorus
It can be classified according to the pattern of distribution as 1-3:
- calcinosis cutis circumscripta: localized skin and subcutaneous calcifications predominantly around joints and extremity
- calcinosis cutis universalis: diffuse involvement of skin, subcutaneous tissues, muscles and tendons
Consider all causes of soft tissue calcification.
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