Calcinosis cutis

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Calcinosis cutis
Calcinosis cutis in a dog with Cushing's syndrome
ICD-10 L94.2
ICD-9 709.3
DiseasesDB 1896
eMedicine derm/66 

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Kiran Singh, M.D. [2]


Calcinosis cutis (or cutaneous calcification) is a type of calcinosis wherein calcium deposits form in the skin. A variety of factors can result in this condition. The most common source is dystrophic calcification, which occurs in soft tissue as a response to injury. In dogs, calcinosis cutis is virtually pathognomonic for Canine Cushing's syndrome.


The specific manifestations of calcinosis cutis vary according to the original cause of the symptom. Sub-types include:

  • dystrophic calcinosis cutis
  • iatrogenic calcinosis cutis
  • idiopathic calcinosis cutis
  • metastatic calcinosis cutis
  • calcinosis cutis circumscripta
  • calcinosis cutis universalis


Calcinosis may be the results of a variety of causes such as:


Physical Examination


Idiopathic calcinosis cutis
Calcinosis circumscripta

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