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Medical Term:

calcinosis cutis


a deposit of calcium in the skin; usually occurs secondary to a preexisting inflammatory, degenerative, or neoplastic dermatosis, and is frequently seen in scleroderma.

See: metastatic calcification

Synonym(s): dystrophic calcinosis

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