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