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CASE REPORT
Idiopathic tumoral calcinosis presenting in early childhood
  1. Mudita Gupta1,
  2. Saru Thakur2,
  3. Reena Sharma1 and
  4. Archit Gupta3
  1. 1 Department of Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal pradesh, India
  2. 2 Department of Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  3. 3 Department of Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Archit Gupta, archit9th{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Idiopathic calcinosis (IC) is deposition of calcium hydroxyapatite crystals or amorphous calcium with no predisposing cause. IC presents in juxta-articular tissue in a tumour-like fashion is known as idiopathic tumoral calcinosis (ITC). Recurrent trauma and chronic pressure are thought to be the triggering factors. It usually presents in adolescents and adults. Presentation in early childhood is a rarity. We are reporting ITC in an 8-year-old child with the onset at 4 years of age.

  • dermatology
  • orthopaedics
  • paediatrics
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  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Contributors ST: literature search and writing the manuscript, RS: edited and literature search, MG: editing manuscript and literature search, AG: literature search.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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