Calcinosis cutis in systemic lupus erythematosus: A case report and review of the published work


Bong Seok Shin, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Chosun University Medical School, 588 Seosuk-dong, Dong-gu, Gwang-ju, Korea. Email:


Calcinosis cutis is a common clinical feature of dermatomyositis and scleroderma but rarely reported in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Calcinosis cutis in SLE occurs without calcium and phosphorus metabolic abnormalities and may be localized or generalized. The pathophysiology remains unclear and no effective therapy is currently available. We report a 30-year-old woman with a 13-year history of SLE who developed multiple calcinosis cutis around both knees and we review the relevant published work.