Calcinosis cutis: part II. Treatment options.

Research paper by Nadine N Reiter, Laila L El-Shabrawi, Bernd B Leinweber, Andrea A Berghold, Elisabeth E Aberer

Indexed on: 18 Jun '11Published on: 18 Jun '11Published in: Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology


Because calcinosis cutis is a rare syndrome, there is a notable lack of controlled clinical trials on its treatment. The efficacy of calcinosis treatment has only been reported in single cases or small case series. No treatment has been generally accepted as standard therapy, although various treatments have been reported to be beneficial, including warfarin, bisphosphonates, minocycline, ceftriaxone, diltiazem, aluminium hydroxide, probenecid, intralesional corticosteroids, intravenous immunoglobulin, curettage, surgical excision, carbon dioxide laser, and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.