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Digital calcinosis circumscripta: case series and review of the literature

Ardolino, Antonella M.a; Milne, Benjamin W.b; Patel, Premal A.a; Fairhurst, Joannea; Clarke, Nicholas M.P.a

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: September 2012 - Volume 21 - Issue 5 - p 443–447
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e3283484c15
Leg and Foot

A series of three paediatric cases of digital calcinosis circumscripta is presented. Digital calcinosis circumscripta is an unusual form of calcinosis circumscripta occurring specifically in the digits. The condition is rare among the paediatric population. The cases serve to clarify the clinical and radiographic features of the condition and to discuss suggested treatment options.

aSouthampton General Hospital, Southampton, Hants, UK

bWestmead Hospital, Australia

Correspondence to Professor Nicholas M.P. Clarke, ChM FRCS, MP817, Southampton General Hospital, F Level, Tremona Road, Southampton, Hants SO16 6YD, UK Tel: +44 2380 796140; fax: +44 2380 796141; e-mail:

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