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136 Possible Causes for Soft Tissue Calcification, Swelling of the Finger

  • Diffuse Scleroderma

    There can be swelling of the fingers, hands, forearms and face and sometimes the feet and lower legs.[] Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is an autoimmune connective tissue disorder characterized by multisystem fibrosis and soft tissue calcification.[] fingers.[]

  • Dermatomyositis

    swelling of the affected skin, causing a characteristic puffiness and colouring around your eyes.[] […] in muscles and soft tissues ( calcinosis universalis ) sheet-like although at least four patterns have been described with childhood dermatomyositis 4 classically seen affecting[] A reddish violet rash commonly appears on the upper eyelids with swelling of the skin around the eyes.[]

  • Gout

    KEYWORDS: Gout; magnetic resonance imaging; malignant transformation; soft tissue calcification; soft tissue tumor[] They’re often found on the elbows, ears, or fingers. Tophi may swell during a gout attack.[] Radiographs and computed tomography scans revealed a large lobulated soft tissue mass with multiple stippled calcifications around the carpal joints and numerous erosions[]

  • Psoriatic Arthritis

    Painful, sausage-like swelling of the fingers and/or toes. Thickness and reddening of the skin with flaky, silver white patches called scales.[] Paravertebral soft tissue calcifications Synovitis : This may cause atlantoaxial subluxation in a few patients.[] Joint swelling occurs with psoriatic as well as other types of arthritis. But PsA commonly causes a unique type of swelling in your fingers or toes.[]

  • Limited Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis

    The usual initial symptom of systemic sclerosis is swelling then thickening and tightening of the skin at the ends of the fingers.[] Most common form is dystrophic calcification and can be due to any soft tissue damage Raynaud’s phenomenon – vasospasm of the fingers/toes Sclerodactyly – thickening and tightness[] Other symptoms may include the swelling and thickening of the fingers or tingling and paling of fingers.[]

  • Calcinosis Circumscripta

    Fine clustered calcifications are seen, usually around the finger and toe tips.[] CT scan is very important to evaluate the calcification, bones and joints. MRI has its role in the evaluation of the soft-tissue involvement and inflammatory reaction.[] A 59-year-old female presented to us with swelling o f the right elbow, multiple calcific nodular lesions all over her fingers approximately 0.5x0.5 cm in size, and ulcers[]

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis

    KEYWORDS: calcifications; necrotizing fasciitis; point of care ultrasound; posterior shadow; soft-tissue air; soft-tissue infection; ultrasound[] Lack of bleeding, presence of characteristic “dishwater pus” and lack of tissue resistance to blunt finger dissection are features of a positive finger test and indicate NF[] An emergent surgical consultation was placed due to concern for soft-tissue air and NF.[]

  • Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

    Multiple heterotopic soft tissue calcifications, severe scoliosis and typical anomalies of toes and thumbs on the radiographs were pathognomonic for fibrodysplasia ossificans[] * Rigid tendons * Calcium deposits in muscles * Movement pain * Tenderness * Skin swelling - over calcified site * Shortened digits * Skeletal malformations * Malformed fingers[] Radiography of the dorsolumbar rachis showed paravertebral soft tissue calcification adjacent to intact lumbar vertebrae.[]

  • Tumoral Calcinosis

    […] joint, just lateral to the insertion of the extensor tendon of the third finger of his right hand.[] Soft tissue calcification associated with tumoral calcinosis is rare in the head and neck.[] It may occur sporadically, in familial form, or as a consequence of disorders that promote soft-tissue calcification.[]

  • Acne Vulgaris

    Isotretinoin, an orally active derivative of vitamin A, has been associated with reported arthritis, arthralgia, myalgia, vasculitis and skeletal and soft tissue calcification[] For example, Cull76 ruled that joint pain and swelling of the fingers in a minocycline‐treated patient was unlikely to be drug‐related.[] For example, Cullen 1976 ruled that joint pain and swelling of the fingers in a minocycline‐treated participant was unlikely to be drug‐related.[]

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