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March 1964

Traumatic Calcium Deposition in Skin

Author Affiliations

From the Dermatology Branch, National Cancer Institute. National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, US Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(3):360-363. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590270046010

Two cases of calcium deposition in the skin which developed following prolonged contact with electroencephalogram electrode paste are reported. An account is given of the experimental production of the lesion. Previous reports of traumatic calcium deposition in skin are reviewed. The means by which such calcification may occur are discussed.