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  1. Prevalence and clinical association with calcinosis cutis in early systemic sclerosis (SSc). Occult calcinosis cutis can be detected by hand radiograph in one half of SSc patients at early onset of the disease. PubMed, Mod Rheumatol, 2021 Feb 10;1-19. (Also see Calcinosis) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  2. Ultrasound (US) Detection of Calcinosis and Association With Ulnar Artery Occlusion in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis (SSc). US was sensitive and highly specific in detecting calcinosis in SSc. PubMed, Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 05/31/2020. (Also see Calcinosis) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  3. Hello, my name is Lyndsay I'm 33 years old. I have had not had health insurance in the last 4 months so have been unable to see a doctor. In the time I've been uninsured I've lost about 25lbs without trying. I also began having dull aching pain in my back , shoulders, neck, hips, hands, etc. It seems I have subcutaneous rocky lumps all throughout my body. I don't have any lesions etc. on my skin but I can feel the lumps under my skin. There are a couple lumps you can see on my hands and feet. I was recently seen at the ER for stones in my parotid gland. I work on my feet and the pain is real
  4. Just wondering if anyone has found any treatment or relief from Calcinosis? Does taking vitamin k as mk-7 help reduce calcium deposits?
  5. I need to vent a little today and what better place than here where I know you will understand... For years I have been putting up with discomfort from calcinosis on my lower buttocks. There are many posts on threads about my continuing saga. For some reason the deposits are multiplying and the one painful area really hurts, not only when I am sitting but when standing, walking, and laying down. I have two spots that are near the surface and are right where the buttocks and thigh meet so they are in a crease. When I awaken in the morning the first thing I sense is a hot poker sticking me i
  6. Calcinosis that I had in my thumb
  7. Yesterday was a 12 hour day at my scleroderma center between travel time, tests, and meeting with the specialist. I had my yearly Pulmonary Function Test and afterwards compared my Total Lung Capacity (TLC) and diffusion rate (DCLO or Dsb). They went down: TLC from 78% to 61% and Dsb from 39% to 37%. Then I had my 6 minute walk. Last year I started at 98% on room air and at the end of the test was at 96%, walked 1533 feet and did not desaturate during the test. This year I started at 98%, at 4 minutes dropped to 88%, was given 2 liters of oxygen and at the end of the test was at 92%. I wal
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