Calcinosis as a complication of juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM)
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Published: 14 September 2011
Calcinosis is a common complication of JDM. It may varies on extension and severity. May cause mechanical and aesthetic complications and predispose to infections.
To evaluate the frequency and features of calcinosis in a cohort of patients with JDM and identify if there are risk factors.
Retrospective descriptive study in 3 pediatric rheumatology centers in Bogota during a period of 20 years. Two groups were identified according to the presence or absence of clinical and radiological signs of calcinosis after a minimum of 2 years of follow up.
Sex distribution (Male:female)
Age of onset (average of years)
Delayed diagnosis (>6months)
Calcinosis is common and severe of JDM. It leads to various complications and treatment response is poor. Early diagnosis and proper treatment may reduce the frequency of this complication.
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