Published: 2020-07-23

Calcinosis cutis associated with systemic sclerosis: a rare case report

Surya Rao Rao Venkata Mahipathy, Alagar Raja Durairaj, Narayanamurthy Sundaramurthy, Anand Prasath Jayachandiran


Calcinosis cutis is abnormal calcium deposition in the skin and subcutaneous tissues of the body. It is generally associated with autoimmune connective tissue disorders and in our case, it is systemic sclerosis. It most commonly occurs in the fingers presenting with pain and functional impairment. Here, we present a case of calcinosis cutis with systemic sclerosis in a teenage girl presented with bilateral gluteal pressure sores and multiple sites of calcium deposition like sacrum, upper limbs, knees and the face. We treated here with reconstructive surgery with Limberg flaps for the pressure ulcers with excision and primary closure of the other sites with calcium deposits. 


Calcinosis, Dystrophic, Systemic sclerosis, Surgery

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