CHARLES S. BYRON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; SAUL MICHALOVER, M.D.
Rosenberg1 has recently reviewed the clinical features of "chalk gout." This condition, variously described as "calcinosis conscripta," "calcinosis universalis," "calcinosis syndrome," "tendinio-fasciitis calcarea rheumatica," "tendinitis calcarea," "petrificato cutis," "calcinosis interstitialis," "Raynaud's disease with calcareous degeneration," and "subcutaneous calcareous granulomata," had been previously extensively surveyed by Durham,2 Steinitz,3 Weissenbach, Basch and Basch,4 Brooks,5 Rothstein and Welt,6 and Atkinson and Weber.7
In summary one may say that calcinosis is characterized by deposits of calcium in greater or lesser amounts in the skin and subcutaneous tissues. A circumscribed type is restricted to the region of the joints of the terminal phalanges and the
BYRON CS, MICHALOVER S. CALCINOSIS AND SCLERODERMA WITH PARATHYROIDECTOMY1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:225–232. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-2-225
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(2):225-232.
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