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Calcinosis Cutis: A Rare Complication Following Liver Transplantation
Wen-Chi Lin, Wang-Lung Lin, Jennifer C. Lee, Wei-Hsin Juan, Tseng-tong Kuo, Hong-Shang Hong
Dermatol Sinica 24:131-134,2006

The clinical manifestations of calcinosis cutis vary from asymptomatic cutaneous
papules to life-threatening calciphylaxis. We describe a 61-year-old female who was
found to have extensive calcinosis cutis on her left forearm 4 days following liver
transplantation. Large amount of calcium chloride solution was intravenously infused
during the operation at the same site without gross extravasation. This uncommon
complication may be attributed to local tissue hypercalcemia and concomitant
impairment of renal function. Recognizing this phenomenon is important in managing
patients with liver transplantation.

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