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August 1966

Connective Tissue Ossification Presenting in the Skin

Arch Dermatol. 1966;94(2):168-174. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600260060007

An apparently benign form of multifocal connective tissue ossification in a mother and her daughter is reported. Both patients presented with cutaneous lesions but subsequent radiological examination revealed the more widespread nature of the disorder. A possible relationship of the process in our patients to pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism and fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is suggested. The terminology and classification of cutaneous ossification is discussed.