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Juvenile dermatomyositis complicated by calcinosis universalis: Importance of early disease recognition
11 February 2008
04 June 2008
30 July 2015 (online)
We report a 4-year old girl with juvenile dermatomyositis who developed extensive diffuse calcinosis within 2 years of diagnosis. Little is known about the pathophysiology of calcinosis and there is no universally recognized treatment. Intravenous pamidronate significantly reduced the calcinosis. Early recognition and aggressive treatment of calcinosis is highlighted.