Calcinosis

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Calcinosis
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Kim Il Sung's calcinosis is visible on the back of his head.[where?]
Classification and external resources
Specialty endocrinology
ICD-9-CM 275.4
MeSH D002114
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Calcinosis is the formation of calcium deposits in any soft tissue.

Types

Dystrophic calcification

The most common type of calcinosis is dystrophic calcification. This type of calcification can occur as a response to any soft tissue damage, including that involved in implantation of medical devices.

Metastatic calcification

Metastatic calcification involves a systemic calcium excess imbalance, which can be caused by hypercalcemia, kidney failure, milk-alkali syndrome, lack or excess of other minerals, or other causes.

Tumoral calcinosis

The cause of the rare condition of tumoral calcinosis is not entirely understood. It is generally characterized by large, globular calcifications near joints.

See also

References

External links

  • Univ. Washington School of Medicine article on Soft Tissue Calcifications


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