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Calcinosis cutis: critical review.
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PMID:  21489367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The most widely accepted classification of calcinosis cutis is reviewed and several aspects of it are examined. The main point of our criticism is that entities from different groups overlap. Also, the classification mixes etiopathogenic criteria with morphological or semiologic ones. Moreover, the role of the dermatopathologist is limited many times, since only generic information under the diagnosis "calcinosis cutis" is given to the clinician. Taking these into account, we introduce a possible morphological classification of calcinosis cutis, based on the pattern of the cutaneous deposits.
Angel Fernandez-Flores
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1847-6538     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Dermatovenerol Croat     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-14     Completed Date:  2011-08-19     Revised Date:  2012-08-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433781     Medline TA:  Acta Dermatovenerol Croat     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service of Cellular Pathology, Clinica Ponferrada, Ponferrada, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Calcinosis / classification*,  etiology,  pathology*
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Skin Diseases / classification*,  etiology,  pathology*

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