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Case Report Subcutaneous tissue calcification in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.
Dong Hyun Kim, Kyung Jin Kim, Sung Min Kwon, Sung Ouk Cha, Jung Ouk Lee
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 2016;33(2):120-124
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2016.33.2.120
Published online: December 31, 2016
Department of Internal Medicine, Busan St. Mary's Hospital, Busan, Korea. cuatop@daum.net
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Subcutaneous tissue calcification in rheumatic diseases usually occurs in connective tissue diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and dermatomyositis. Domestic cases of calcification in rheumatoid arthritis have not been reported. The mechanism of subcutaneous tissue calcification may differ depending on the cause and it can develop on all parts of the body. Calcification occurring in rheumatic diseases is a major mechanism of tissue damage caused by chronic inflammation. No standard therapy for calcification has been established; however, many studies have reported on medical and surgical treatment. We report on subcutaneous tissue calcification in a rheumatoid arthritis patient tissue calcification on both sides of the buttocks, the upper limbs, and the lower limbs.

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