The name of this condition comes from its symptoms Calcinosis: calcium deposits in the skin Raynaud's: blood vessel constriction.
Systemic corticosteroids have caused deposition of calcium in the skin (calcinosis cutis ).
Children are more likely than adults to develop calcinosis (calcium deposits in the skin) and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Calcinosis: Calcinosis is a condition in which small lumps of calcium compounds develop beneath the skin or in the muscles of children with JDMS.
In juvenile dermatomyositis, calcinosis usually takes the form of small lumps of calcium compounds deposited in muscles or under the skin.