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Genetics of Tumoral Calcinosis

  • Kandaswamy Jayaraj
  • Kenneth Lyles
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Abstract

Tumoral calcinosis is a condition characterized by ectopic periarticular calcifications without the involvement of visceral organs. Five salient features of tumoral calcinosis are:
  1. 1.

    elevated serum phosphorus concentration;

     
  2. 2.

    elevated serum 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D (calcitriol) concentration;

     
  3. 3.

    elevated renal tubular phosphate reabsorbtion;

     
  4. 4.

    ectopic calcifications; and

     
  5. 5.

    characteristic dental abnormalities.

     

Keywords

Tumoral Calcinosis Calcium Phosphorus Ectopic Calcification Autosomal Dominant Mode Angioid Streak 
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  • Kenneth Lyles

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