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December 1981

Dysplastic Cutaneous OsteomatosisA Unique Case of True Osteoma

Author Affiliations

From the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Md.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(12):797-799. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650120043020

• A unique case of dermal calcification occurred in a 14-month-old female infant. Results of all pertinent laboratory data obtained on this patient were within normal limits except for an elevation of the heat labile fraction of alkaline phosphatase. A skin biopsy specimen showed irregularly shaped deposits of calcified osteoid with osteoblasts. As yet, neither the cause nor the prognosis of this disease has been delineated.

(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:797-799)