J. FLETCHER LUTZ, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The abnormal deposition of calcium in the body has received considerable attention and study on the part of clinicians, biochemists, dermatologists, and roentgenologists. Instances of abnormal deposition of calcium may be divided into three main groups: progressive myositis ossificans, metastatic calcinosis, and calcinosis (subdivided into calcinosis circumscripta and calcinosis universalis).
Progressive Myositis Ossificans. Mair1 defines the disease as one of the locomotory system in the growth period of children, affecting not only the muscles but tendons, ligaments, fasciae, and aponeuroses. It is very commonly associated with various congenital abnormalities, the commonest being malformation of the great toes. There is no
LUTZ JF. CALCINOSIS UNIVERSALIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:1270–1282. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-7-1270
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(7):1270-1282.
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