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Calcinosis cutis following electromyographic examination.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8243099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the first case of calcinosis cutis following electromyographic examination. All previously reported cases of iatrogenic calcinosis cutis occurred following electroencephalographic examination using calcium-containing electrode compounds or following the extravasation of calcium-containing solutions along infiltrated intravenous lines. We also review the literature on calcinosis cutis due to iatrogenic and occupational exposure to calcium salts. The clinical presentation of calcinosis cutis is variable, but the histologic appearance is diagnostic. This entity may be underreported because of its benign, self-limited course and lack of recognition by physicians. Calcinosis cutis should be recognized by family practitioners, dermatologists, and subspecialists who encounter patients who have undergone prolonged monitoring studies that involve the use of electrodes.
R C Johnson; J E Fitzpatrick; D E Hahn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-23     Completed Date:  1993-12-23     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dermatology Service, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado 80045.
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / etiology*,  pathology
Electromyography / adverse effects*
Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials / etiology*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Occupational Exposure*
Skin Diseases / etiology*,  pathology

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