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March 2009

Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy for Dystrophic Calcinosis Cutis: Unreliable in Our Hands—Reply

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Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(3):335. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.17

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The authors report 2 cases that showed less improvement of dystrophic calcification than we described.1 Because their patients had calcification due to dermatomyositis, the authors assume that IVIg might be a treatment option mainly for dystrophic calcification associated with vascular disease. However, we herein describe another patient with dystrophic calcification who was treated with IVIg for dermatomyositis and who was briefly mentioned in our original article.1

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