oa South African Medical Journal - Calcinosis universalis : bespreking van 'n geval

Volume 27, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A short discussion of calcification in soft tissues with special reference to calcinosis circumscripta and calcinosis universalis is presented. A case report of calcinosis universalis in a Bantu girl of 4 years follows, discussing the probability of dermatomyositis preceding tbe calcinosis. The only therapy used was ACTH and this showed no ameliorating effect whatsoever.

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