Case Report

Idiopathic Universal Calcinosis Cutis: Case Report

  • Havva Kaya Akış
  • Hatice Ataş
  • Fatma Eskioğlu
  • Hüseyin Üstün

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2011;5(4):0-0


Calcinosis cutis is a rare disease in which insolubl calcium and phosphate salts are abnormally deposited in the skin. We report a 21-year-old girl who has had multiple firm nodules on her body mainly around her large joints since she was 2 years old. Her laboratory studies were normal. X-ray studies showed round-shaped calcifications in soft tissues but there was no bone pathology. Histopathological findings showed calcinosis in subcutaneous tissue. On the basis of clinical, laboratory and histological data, the diagnosis of idiopathic universal calcinosis cutis was made.

Keywords: Calcinosis cutis, idiopathic