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.
- Juvenile dermatomyositis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology