Juvenile dermatomyositis complicated by calcinosis universalis: Importance of early disease recognition

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Abstract

We report a 4-year old girl with juvenile dermatomyositis who developed extensive diffuse calcinosis within 2 years of diagnosis. Little is known about the pathophysiology of calcinosis and there is no universally recognized treatment. Intravenous pamidronate significantly reduced the calcinosis. Early recognition and aggressive treatment of calcinosis is highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-374
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Neurology
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • Calcinosis
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Pamidronate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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