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Dystrophic calcinosis cutis in autosomal recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa
  1. Neetu Bhari and
  2. Prashant Bharti
  1. Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Neetu Bhari, drntbhari{at}


A 6-year-old girl presented with a history of blistering and scarring in trauma-prone areas. On examination, calcium deposits were seen on bilateral palms and soles within her non-healing wounds. Clinical, genetic and radiological evaluation confirmed the diagnosis of autosomal recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa with dystrophic calcification. The patient was started on topical 10% sodium thiosulfate for her calcinosis cutis. Identification and management of dystrophic calcification are important as it impairs wound healing.

  • skin
  • calcium and bone
  • wound care

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  • Contributors NB and PB were involved in the collection of patient information and writing of the manuscript.

  • 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.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

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