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Vol 23. no 1
March 2018

Calcifications in the course of systemic connective tissue diseases.Case study and literature review (summary)
Beata Dubiel-Braszczok, Magdalena Włoch-Targońska, Przemysław Kotyla
Skin calcification is a rare disease, with unclear pathogenesis, in which calcium salts are deposited in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. It is classified into five etiology-based types: dystrophic, metastatic, idiopathic, iatrogenic, and calciphylaxis. In most cases the disease affects women. calcinosis cutis can be caused by traumas, hyperphosphataemia, hypercalcaemia but also connective tissue diseases. The present study discusses the concept of calcinosis, particularly in dermatomyositis, as well as its treatment described in the literature. Although no standard treatment is available, various types of treatment have been described as being beneficial.
Keywords: calcinosis cutis, calcification
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