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.
- calcium and bone
- wound care
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