Update on the treatment of calcinosis in dermatomyositis.


Calcinosis is a connective tissue disorder classified into the following four types: metastatic; idiopathic; iatrogenic and dystrophic. Dystrophic calcinosis can occur, for example, in dermatomyositis, mainly in juvenile dermatomyositis, and is characterized by an abnormal deposition of calcium salts in affected skin, subcutaneous tissues, and muscles or… (More)