Doctors for Familial Tumoral Calcinosis in Dalanwala, Dehradun
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FAMILIAL TUMORAL CALCINOSIS
It is a rare condition in which there is calcium deposition in the soft tissue in periarticular location i.e. around joints. The accumulations are outside the joint capsule. They are frequently seen in patients undergoing renal dialysis. It is also considered by some to have a hereditary predisposition. The symptom that the accumulations cause is not pain but swelling around joints. They have propensity to enlarge progressively and ulcerate the overlying skin and extrude. They are most common around shoulders, hips and elbows. Laboratory evaluation reveals normal serum calcium levels and hyperphosphatemia.
HOW IS FAMILIAL TUMORAL CALCINOSIS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician/ pediatrician diagnoses this condition by the following:
1. Physical Examination
2. Radiographic imaging such as an X ray of the affected part
HOW IS FAMILIAL TUMORAL CALCINOSIS TREATED?
So far there is no conclusive treatment method for Tumoral Calcinosis. If there is any pain associated with calcium deposition, it can be relieved through pain killers.
DID YOU KNOW?
If not treated on time, this can lead to acute developmental disorders and health issues for growing children.