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Calcinosis cutis

Ilaria Proietti, Nicoletta Bernardini, Alessandra Mambrin, Ersilia Tolino, Massimiliano Mancini, Vincenzo Petrozza, Concetta Potenza
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Sidharth Tandon, Kabir Sardana, Purnima Malhotra, Jasmeet Singh
Asymptomatic, juxta-articular nodules are an uncommon morphology, which is usually diagnosed as xanthomas, calcinosis cutis or rheumatoid nodules. This study was represented as a case of gout, which is a disorder of purine metabolism resulting in elevation of serum uric acid and deposition of monosodium urate crystals within and around joints and manifests clinically as inflammatory arthritis. Urate crystal deposits have also been found in tendons, ligaments, viscera, and the skin, with the term "tophi" being used for the non-articular deposits...
October 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
V N Manskikh, O A Averina, A I Nikiforova
The naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber, Rüppell, 1842) is a unique eusocial rodent with unusually long lifespan. Therefore, the study of spontaneous and experimentally induced pathologies in these animals is one of the most important tasks of gerontology. Various infections, noninfectious pathologies (including age-dependent changes), and tumors have been described in the naked mole rat. The most frequent pathologies are traumas (bite wounds), purulent and septic complications of traumatic injuries, renal tubular calcinosis, chronic progressive nephropathy, hepatic hemosiderosis, testicular interstitial cell hyperplasia, calcinosis cutis, cardiomyopathy, and dysbiosis-related infectious lesions of the digestive system...
December 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
Rashmi Modak, Vishalakshi Viswanath
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
K A Lockwood, T Oliphant
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Luigi Cirillo, Pamela Gallo, Carmela Errichiello, Annasara Sorrentino, Alma Mehmetaj, Marco Gregori, Rossella Cannavò, Giuseppe Cestone, Roberta Cutruzzulà, Pietro Claudio Dattolo
Disorders of calcium-phosphate-parathormone balance, are very important issues in ESRD patients, that may lead to severe complications, as dystrophic calcinosis cutis, a rare disease, caused by calcium salt deposits in cutaneous or subcutaneous tissues and many organs. We present the case of a 47 years old woman, in ESRD due to membranous glomerulopathy, treated by peritoneal dialysis, who, after 7 months of dialysis, developed painful masses on second finger and fifth metacarpus of the right hand. Laboratory and instrumental data showed hyperparathyroidism with a parathyroid mass consistent with adenoma...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Debra Netsch
BACKGROUND: Calcinosis cutis is characterized by deposition of calcium in the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue. This condition may be initially identified by the WOC nurse, and its management requires a team approach. Calcinosis cutis is a debilitating and painful condition; it is difficult to manage, and widely agreed-upon standards for treatment have not been established. CASES: Two patients who presented with calcium deposits in the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue are discussed...
January 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Thomas Horgan, Catherine McNamara, Anthony Ireland, Jonathan Sandy, James Puryer
Calcinosis cutis is a condition of accumulation of calcium salts within the dermis leading to the formation of a calcified mass. This complication has been reported in acne vulgaris and other systemic metabolic disorders. This paper presents a rare case of calcinosis cutis in a 14-year-old male which was found at a routine orthodontic assessment.
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
O Karray, A Dhaoui, R Boulma, K Bellil, H Khouni
BACKGROUND: Scrotal calcinosis is a rare and benign condition. It usually gives rise to few symptoms, and the impact is mainly functional and aesthetic. It is considered part of dystrophic calcinosis cutis. Surgical management is the only curative approach, and recurrence has been described in few cases. CASE PRESENTATION: We report cases of two North African white patients with operated scrotal calcinosis. We describe the clinical and histological aspects as well as a pathogenic hypothesis and surgical management principles...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
L M Voeten, C Sobczak, C J M Henquet
A 36-year-old man came to the outpatient dermatology department with asymptomatic, skin-coloured to white/yellow, firm papules on his prepuce. Over the last 10 years he had received different treatments for condylomata accuminata, with no effect. After shave excision, the diagnosis of idiopathic calcinosis cutis was made.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Tetsuya Hida, Mitsuyoshi Minami, Yoshiaki Kubo
Calcinosis cutis can be classified into four subtypes: dystrophic, metastatic, idiopathic, and iatrogenic. Of these subtypes, dystrophic calcinosis (DC) is the most common, and is most frequently associated with connective tissue disease, particularly dermatomyositis and systemic sclerosis, and less commonly with systemic lupus erythematosus. However, DC associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is extremely rare. In this paper, we present a Japanese woman with RA, who suffered from bilateral leg ulcers secondary to DC...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
Adriana T Lopez, Marc E Grossman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: JAAD Case Reports
Simon Smith, Josh Hanson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
O Corral-Magaña, A F Bauzá-Alonso, M M Escudero-Góngora, L Lacruz, A Martín-Santiago
Juvenile dermatomyositis is a rare systemic connective tissue disease with onset during childhood. It presents clinically with proximal muscle weakness and characteristic skin involvement. Diagnosis is based on the Bohan and Peter criteria, though many authors are now substituting biopsy with muscle magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for both diagnosis and follow-up. Without intensive early treatment, complications such as calcinosis cutis and lipodystrophy can develop in the chronic phases of the disease. Early recognition is therefore key to management...
September 11, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
Jayanti Singh, Vijay K Paliwal, Puneet Bhargava, Deepak K Mathur
Idiopathic calcinosis cutis is very rare and difficult to treat. Various medical modalities of treatment described with inconsistent results include chelating agents, colchicine, and probenecid. Calcium channel blockers are known to work by inhibiting intracellular entry of calcium. We successfully treated a case of idiopathic calcinosis cutis using oral diltiazem.
August 2, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
Andrew Z Fenves, Daniela Kroshinsky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
Victoria A Jaeger, Megan G Newman, Curtis R Mirkes
Alterations in calcium and phosphorus levels and joint pain are a common occurrence in end-stage renal disease patients. However, metastatic calcinosis cutis is a rare diagnosis that often combines these two findings, with extensive soft tissue calcification surrounding a large joint being the hallmark of this disease. The exact mechanism behind this clinical entity is unknown. The treatment and complications can be severe and disabling. Here, we discuss the case of a 26-year-old man presenting with unusually advanced skin and joint calcification of the shoulders, neck, hand, and penis...
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
P Song, N M Fett, J Lin, J F Merola, M Costner, R A Vleugels
Dystrophic calcinosis cutis is a debilitating condition of calcium salt deposition in the skin often occurring in association with connective tissue disease (CTD). Available treatments for calcinosis cutis are unsatisfactory, but given the recent use of topical and intralesional sodium thiosulfate (STS) to treat calcifying disorders, we sought to describe the use of intravenous (IV) STS for CTD-associated dystrophic calcinosis cutis. We report three patients with longstanding and extensive CTD-associated calcinosis cutis treated with IV STS after having failed multiple prior therapies...
July 1, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
Nicole S Gunasekera, Lia E Gracey Maniar, Cecilia Lezcano, Alvaro C Laga, Joseph F Merola
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
Emilio García-García, Rocío López-López, Concepción Álvarez-Del-Vayo, José Bernabeu-Wittel
Calcinosis cutis is a term used to describe a group of disorders in which calcium salt deposits form in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. We report a 6-year-old boy with hypoparathyroidism after thyroidectomy who was admitted to the hospital for severe hypocalcemia being treated with calcium gluconate intravenous infusion through peripheral veins. Within a few days we made a diagnosis of iatrogenic calcinosis cutis and treatment with 10% topical sodium thiosulfate was prescribed; complete resolution of lesions was achieved after 6 months, with no local or systemic adverse effects...
April 6, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
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