Calcinosis Cutis

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Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

17 Jul 2022

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17 Jul 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Calcinosis cutis occurs when calcium salts are deposited into the skin and subcutaneous tissue. It is classified into five main types: dystrophic, metastatic, idiopathic, iatrogenic, and calciphylaxis. Dystrophic calcification is the most common cause of calcinosis cutis and is associated with normal calcium and phosphorus levels. Dystrophic calcification is typically associated with a systemic disease such as systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis, mixed connective tissue disease, or lupus, that induces tissue damage and creates a nidus for calcification. Metastatic calcification is associated with abnormal serum calcium and phosphorus levels, and deposition occurs when calcium phosphate production exceeds a certain value. Idiopathic calcification does not involve underlying tissue damage or abnormal laboratory values and includes tumoral calcinosis, subepidermal calcified nodules, and scrotal calcinosis. Iatrogenic calcification is caused by administration of calcium or phosphate containing agents that induce precipitation of calcium salts. Calciphylaxis involves calcification of small and medium-sized vessels and is associated with chronic renal failure and dialysis. The disorder is classified as calcinosis circumscripta if it is limited to an extremity or joint. Calcinosis universalis occurs when there is diffuse involvement of subcutaneous and fibrous structures of muscles and tendons. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of calcinosis cutis and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in improving care for affected patients.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the features of calcinosis cutis and of associated systemic diseases.
  • Review the laboratory studies that should be obtained in the evaluation of calcinosis cutis.
  • Describe the treatment and management options for calcinosis cutis.
  • Explain the importance of improving coordination amongst the interprofessional team to enhance care and outcomes for patients affected by calcinosis cutis.

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