Severe calcinosis cutis in an infant

Surasak Puvabanditsin, Eugene Garrow, Ruetima Titapiwatanakun, Rahel Getachew, Jigneshkumar B. Patel

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We report on an infant with severe asphyxia and persistent pulmonary hypertension as a newborn. The baby received prolonged intravenous calcium gluconate therapy for hypocalcemia. At 5 weeks of age, multiple firm, indurated areas (armor-like lesions) were palpable in the subcutaneous tissues of the trunk, arms, legs, and face, particularly in skin folds. Roentgenographic study showed generalized soft-tissue calcifications throughout the body, extremities, and face. Calcinosis cutis occurs through a variety of pathogenetic mechanisms. Case reports on calcinosis cutis in infants are uncommon, and the calcifications are mostly localized. In our patient, they are generalized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-542
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


  • Asphyxia
  • Calcinosiscutis
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Infant
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension


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