J. H. PETERS, M.D.; R. H. HORN, M.D.; L. GREENMAN, M.D.
Calcification of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, while not common, has been reported in the literature frequently enough to offer several hundred recorded instances to medical readers. Cases of cutaneous calcification have been morphologically subdivided into two types, calcinosis circumscripta, in which the subcutaneous tissues in the immediate vicinity of joints, particularly of the extremities, are involved; and calcinosis universalis, affecting the deeper subcutaneous tissues and the dermis, usually in the proximal extremities and the pelvic girdle.1, 7 Our case falls into the latter category, but differs from the majority of reported cases in several important respects, the most remarkable
PETERS JH, HORN RH, GREENMAN L. IDIOPATHIC CALCINOSIS UNIVERSALIS CUTIS WITHOUT DISABILITY1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:138–145. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-1-138
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(1):138-145.
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