Calcinosis cutis in a renal transplant patient

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Calcinosis cutis is an unusual disorder characterised by calcium-phosphate deposition into cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues. There are five subtypes: dystrophic, metastatic, idiopathic, iatrogenic and calciphylaxis. Our objective was to report a patient with a history of haemodialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who developed metastatic calcinosis cutis, which is usually associated with abnormalities of calcium-phosphate metabolism in renal failure. In our patient, the serum calcium and phosphate levels were normal. Additionally, we describe the diagnostic approach and the difficulties involved in the management of calcinosis cutis in patients with haemodialysis-dependent ESRD.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - 11 May 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • calcium and bone
  • endocrine system
  • healthcare improvement and patient safety
  • renal system
  • skin


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