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August 1966

Connective Tissue Ossification Presenting in the Skin

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (Drs. Maclean, Main, and Anderson) and the Department of Pathology, University of Aberdeen (Dr. Best).

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.