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Calcinosis cutis is the collection of disorders in which there is abnormal deposition
of calcium in the skin. Etiologically there are three types including dystrophic,
metastatic and iatrogenic. In these, the basic pathology is deposition
of calcium compounds in the skin due to various systemic and local factors.
Mostly it is asymptomatic but sometimes it can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome,
pressure effects and vascular calcification with resultant ischemia and
necrosis of distal organs. The most common type is dystrophic which is basically
a response to injury, infection, inflammation, venous stasis and connective
tissue disorders. Serum calcium and phosphate levels are normal in
such cases. Calcium deposition occurs in the skin after months and years after
injury. We report a 35 years old female with dystrophic calcification of hands
secondary to trauma.
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