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Clinical Case Report
2016:29:2;87-88
PMID: 27586213

Calcinosis in juvenile dermatomyositis mimicking cold abscess

Rajendra P Nagar1 , Joyita Bharati1 , Abraar Sheriff1 , Praytusha Priyadarshini2 , Sunil Chumber2 , SK Kabra1
1 Department of Paediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India
2 Department of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India

Corresponding Author:
S K Kabra
Department of Paediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029
India
skkabra@hotmail.com
How to cite this article:
Nagar RP, Bharati J, Sheriff A, Priyadarshini P, Chumber S, Kabra S K. Calcinosis in juvenile dermatomyositis mimicking cold abscess. Natl Med J India 2016;29:87-88
Copyright: (C)2016 The National Medical Journal of India

Abstract

We report a case of dystrophic calcification presenting as soft cystic swelling in a patient with juvenile dermatomyositis. A 15-year-old boy with lumbosacral cystic swelling, which was considered a cold abscess clinically, was evaluated for nonresponse to antitubercular therapy. The cystic swelling had liquefied calcium with a well circumscribed calcified wall on imaging, which was subsequently excised.


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