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March 1923

CALCIFICATION OF THE SKIN, WITH UNUSUAL FINDINGS

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CINCINNATI

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1923;7(3):373-375. doi:10.1001/archderm.1923.02360090086006
Abstract

A review of the literature on calcification and osteoma of the skin suggests two divisions: the first, presenting localized formations such as the case reported by Heidingsfeld,1 wherein an osteoma, surrounded by a sandy mass, was imbedded in a pigmented nevus. Pusey,2 in his "Principles and Practice of Dermatology," notes an instance in which an osteoma was found in a keloidal cicatrix, following a laparotomy. Calcification in conjunction with cutaneous neoplasms, such as carcinomas, may be included as examples.

Equally interesting is the second type, characterized by a general distribution of lesions and associated with other pathologic processes of the skin, such as scleroderma and Raynaud's disease, as reported by Hunter,3 Thibierge,4 and Haldin Davis;5 or, the concretions may be formed apparently without being preceded or accompanied by other cutaneous manifestations. It is because of the observations made in a study of the latter, or

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