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Soft-tissue infection and underlying calcinosis of CREST syndrome by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm Clinical Vistas Briefs by Navdeep Tangri and Barbara M. Young A 55-year-old woman with a history of scleroderma presented after 5 days of experiencing fever, chills and progressive swelling of her right thumb. The thumb was exquisitely tender to touch. Wound cultures were obtained, and the patient's thumb was débrided. Cultures grew Staphyl ... Read on »
Reduced bone mass and normal calcium metabolism in systemic sclerosis with and without calcinosis by Jan Posted Tue 29 Jun 2010 12:00am Forty-three female patients with systemic sclerosis divided into subgroups based on the extent of skin involvement and the presence of calcinosis, and 50 sex and age-matched healthy controls were investigated for bone mineral density (BMD) on the basis of radial (dual photon absorptiometry, Osteograph, NIM), lumbar, and total body measurements ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: hyperphosphatemic familial tumoral calcinosis by nih.gov Posted Fri 24 Aug 2012 8:59am On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed August 2012 What is hyperphosphatemic familial tumoral calcinosis? Hyperphosphatemic familial tumoral calc ... Read on »
Soft tissue calcifications in the lower extremities of severely diabetic patients simulating venous stasis or collagen vascular by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm By John R. Gaughen Jr and Theodore E. Keats Abstract The purpose of this work is to report soft tissue calcifications in severely diabetic patients that simulate venous stasis or scleroderma, without other stigmata of these diseases. Findings from lower extremity radiographs were reviewed on two patients with severe diabetes mellitus an ... Read on »
What Your Doctor Might Not Tell You About Breast Tissue Calcifications (Guest Post) by The Verigin Dental Health Team Doctor of Dentistry Posted Fri 30 Jul 2010 7:01am Calcium is an abundant mineral. In the human body, it’s found almost entirely in bones and teeth. Only a tiny amount should be in cellular fluid, blood or muscles. Yet sometimes it will accumulate elsewhere, for any number of reasons. Calcifications in the breasts can be caused by injury, inflammation, radiation therapy or just improper ass ... Read on »
The "sclerodermic hand": a radiological and clinical study by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Research by Gian Luca Erre and Colleague OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical and radiographic features of hand involvement in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Forty-one unselected Sardinian SSc patients (32 women, 9 men; mean age 58.9, range 31-81 years; mean disease duration 11.8 years, range 1-36 years) were evaluated in ... Read on »
Do you suffer Scleroderma ? by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:59pm Title: Do you suffer Scleroderma? (Available from http://www.goarticles.com/ ) Author: Aleksandr Kavokin, MD, PhD, Article:Scleroderma means hard skin. Skin becomes thick and hard because of excessive formation of collagen. Collagen is a protein that normally forms connective tissue. Hair and oily follicles undergo atrophy, which means th ... Read on »
Parathyroid hormone and calcium metabolism in generalized scleroderma by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm By J. Serup and H. K. Hagdrup Summary Parathyroid hormone (PTH) in serum and biochemical parameters of calcium metabolism were analysed in 45 patients with systemic sclerosis. Calcification of the skin and subcutaneous tissue was assessed by X-ray examination of the hands. Analyses disclosed secondary hyperparathyroidism (increased PTH ... Read on »
Vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, and acroosteolysis in systemic sclerosis by Jan Posted Sat 13 Feb 2010 12:00am OBJECTIVE: Sclerodactyly with acroosteolysis (AO) and calcinosis are prominent features of systemic sclerosis (SSc), but the pathogenesis of these findings is poorly understood. Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) have a crucial role in bone metabolism and resorption and may affect AO and calcinosis. We assessed vitamin D and PTH in ... Read on »
Vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, and acroosteolysis in systemic sclerosis. by Jan Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 12:00am By Braun-Moscovici Y. and Colleague OBJECTIVE: Sclerodactyly with acroosteolysis (AO) and calcinosis are prominent features of systemic sclerosis (SSc), but the pathogenesis of these findings is poorly understood. Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) have a crucial role in bone metabolism and resorption and may affect AO and calc ... Read on »