Cutaneous necrosis and calcinosis following electroencephalography

G. Mancuso, A. Tosti, P. A. Fanti, R. M. Berdondini, R. Mongiorgi, A. Morandi

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Abstract

The authors report 2 children who developed circumscribed dystrophic calcifications at the site of electrode placement after electroencephalographic examination. Deep cutaneous necrosis was a prominent clinical feature. A biopsy showed focal dermal calcification confirmed by a diffractometer analysis of a calcific granule. Cutaneous calcinosis is a possible risk of the usage of an electrode paste containing calcium chloride. Prolonged exposure and damaged skin seem to be prerequisites for this uncommon but harmful condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-326
Number of pages3
JournalDermatologica
Volume181
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Keywords

  • Calcinosis
  • Calcium chloride
  • Electroencephalography
  • Mineralogical study
  • Necrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Mancuso, G., Tosti, A., Fanti, P. A., Berdondini, R. M., Mongiorgi, R., & Morandi, A. (1990). Cutaneous necrosis and calcinosis following electroencephalography. Dermatologica, 181(4), 324-326.