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Calcinosis universalis is a rare skin disorder characterized by the deposition of calcium salts in the skin and subcutaneous tissues. It is a form of calcinosis cutis, which is a general term for the deposition of calcium salts in the skin. The deposits can be seen as small, white, chalky lumps under the skin. These deposits can occur anywhere on the body, but are most commonly found on the elbows, knees, and other joints. Calcinosis universalis is thought to be caused by an abnormal immune response, which leads to the accumulation of calcium in the skin. Treatment typically involves medications to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system.
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