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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2017, Article ID 3514936, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3514936
Case Report

Calcifying Acne: An Unusual Extraoral Radiographic Finding

1Bristol Dental School, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS1 2LY, UK
2HSE Regional Orthodontic Department, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland

Correspondence should be addressed to Thomas Horgan; moc.liamg@2nagrohjt

Received 23 March 2017; Revised 28 August 2017; Accepted 10 October 2017; Published 2 November 2017

Academic Editor: Noam Yarom

Copyright © 2017 Thomas Horgan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Calcinosis cutis is a condition of accumulation of calcium salts within the dermis leading to the formation of a calcified mass. This complication has been reported in acne vulgaris and other systemic metabolic disorders. This paper presents a rare case of calcinosis cutis in a 14-year-old male which was found at a routine orthodontic assessment.