Calcinosis cutis complicating liver transplantation

Dermatol Online J. 2006 Dec 10;12(7):23.


We report a case of calcinosis cutis in a 41-year-old man developing after liver transplantation at sites where no intravenous calcium had been administered. The cutaneous lesions developed on his right upper arm 10-days post-transplantation. The patient had received calcium chloride solution intravenously after surgery. We excluded other causes of ectopic calcification such as hyperparathyroidism, renal failure, and extravasation of calcium chloride.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arm
  • Calcinosis / etiology*
  • Calcinosis / pathology
  • Humans
  • Liver Transplantation / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Skin Diseases / etiology*
  • Skin Diseases / pathology