Calcinosis cutis (or cutaneous calcification) is a type of calcinosis wherein calcium deposits form in the skin. A variety of factors can result in this condition. The most common source is dystrophic calcification, which occurs in soft tissue as a response to injury.
The specific manifestation of calcinosis cutis varies according to the original cause of the symptom. Sub-types include:
- dystrophic calcinosis cutis
- iatrogenic calcinosis cutis
- idiopathic calcinosis cutis
- metastatic calcinosis cutis
- calcinosis cutis circumscripta
- calcinosis cutis universalis