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March 1983

Keloidal Calcification

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, Detroit General Hospital and Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(3):270-272. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650270088025

Calcification of various tissues of the body has been described in association with a number of disease processes1-9 (Table). Many of the more common types of calcification are seen in patients with hypercalcemia, inflamed or dystrophic tissue, adnexal tumors, and hamartomas. To our knowledge, there are no previous reports of keloid formation with calcification. We describe herein one such patient.

Report of a Case  A 67-year-old woman was admitted to the Detroit General Hospital after an episode of cardiorespiratory arrest. Her medical history included hypertension, congestive heart failure, a cerebrovascular injury (with resultant hemiparesis and aphasia), diabetes mellitus, and peripheral vascular disease, which had resulted in amputation of the lower parts of both legs above the knee. Her surgical history included an appendectomy and multiple surgical procedures, the nature of which were unknown.Physical examination showed an obese woman with tachypnea whose BP was 190/100 mm Hg and who

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