ELMER C. BARTELS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RICHARD B. CATTELL, M.D.
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Subcutaneous calcinosis, a disease tending to serious bodily disability, presents a most difficult therapeutic problem. It is usually the sequel to dermatomyositis or some inflammatory disease in the skin or subcutaneous tissue, and produces difficulty by interfering with proper skeletal function by restricting the movements of muscles and tendons. The circulation of the skin and surrounding tissues may be disturbed and, at times, ulceration and infection may take place in the region of the calcium deposits.
Since the calcium deposits are usually considered to be fixed and the destruction of muscles and tendons irreparable, any type of treatment seems almost
BARTELS EC, CATTELL RB. CALCINOSIS TREATED BY PARATHYROIDECTOMY1. Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:859–863. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-5-859
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(5):859-863.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Parathyroid Disorders.
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