Hypercalcemia during the resolution of calcinosis universalis in juvenile dermatomyositis

B. E. Ostrov, D. P. Goldsmith, A. H. Eichenfeld, B. H. Athreya

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Dystrophic calcification is seen in more than 50% of children with juvenile dermatomyositis and tends to resolve spontaneously in some patients. Calcinosis universalis is the least common type of calcification seen and rarely regresses. We describe a boy with juvenile dermatomyositis and calcinosis universalis who developed hypercalcemia during spontaneous regression of dystrophic calcification. The treatment and possible mechanisms of this complication are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1730-1734
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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