Case Report

Calcinosis cutis universalis - a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erthymatosus

farhana ebrahim suleman, mahmood moosa tar mahomed ally
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 16, No 1 | a228 | DOI: | © 2012 farhana ebrahim suleman, mahmood moosa tar mahomed ally | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2012 | Published: 07 February 2012

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farhana ebrahim suleman, university of pretoria, South Africa
mahmood moosa tar mahomed ally, university of pretoria, South Africa

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Calcinosis cutis (or skin and subcutaneous calcification) is a feature of a variety of rheumatic conditions, most commonly dermatomyositis and scleroderma, but is rarely reported in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE ). When calcinosis cutis does occur in patients with SLE, it tends to be localized (circumscripta) rather than generalized (universalis). We report a case of a 21 year old female who presented to us with a 6 year history of SLE and the rare occurrence of calcinosis cutis universalis.


Calcinosis cutis, SLE, rheumatic disease, universalis.


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