Calcinosis cutis

Calcinosis cutis
Calcinosis cutis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 L94.2
ICD-9 709.3
DiseasesDB 1896
eMedicine derm/66

Calcinosis cutis (or cutaneous calcification) is a type of calcinosis wherein calcium deposits form in the skin. A variety of factors can result in this condition. The most common source is dystrophic calcification, which occurs in soft tissue as a response to injury. In dogs, calcinosis cutis is virtually pathognomonic for Canine Cushing's syndrome.



Calcinosis cutis may be divided into the following types:[1]:527-530

  • Dystrophic calcinosis cutis
  • Metastatic calcinosis cutis
  • Iatrogenic calcinosis cutis
  • Traumatic calcinosis cutis
  • Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis
  • Subepidermal calcified nodule
  • Tumoral calcinosis
  • Osteoma cutis


Calcinosis may be the results of a variety of causes such as:

  • Trauma to the region
  • Inflammation (bug bites, acne)
  • Varicose veins
  • Infections
  • Tumors (malignant or benign)
  • Diseases of connective tissue
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperphosphatemia


See also


  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 

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