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Tumoral Calcinosis in England

Br Med J 1973; 1 doi: (Published 20 January 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;1:147
  1. G. Slavin,
  2. L. Klenerman,
  3. A. Darby,
  4. S. Bansal


    Two cases of tumoral calcinosis are presented in patients living in England. The clinical and pathological features are described and attention is drawn to the need to consider exotic diseases in patients who have originated from or lived in the tropics.

    The cause of tumoral calcinosis is not known. It may be a metabolic disease of obscure aetiology but local trauma often appears to be a factor in its development.