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Image Number 1630 (Calcinosis cutis)

Papules white

Diagnosis: Calcinosis cutis

Site: Fingertips

Sex: F

Age: 19


Description: Hard skin-colored papules.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History: There are 4 types of calcinosis cutis, these are dystrophic, metastatic, iatrogenic and idiopathic. This 19-year-old female presented with many firm to hard white to skin-colored asymptomatic papules involving the fingertips and elbow extensors. Skin biopsy was typical of calcinosis cutis and on investigations she had elevated levels of calcium and parathyroid hormone.

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