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Familial pseudotumoral sclerochoroidal calcification associated with chondrocalcinosis
  1. S Boutboul,
  2. T Bourcier,
  3. J-P Heligon,
  4. P Houiller,
  5. M Ullern,
  6. M Abitbol,
  7. V Borderie,
  8. L Laroche
  1. CHNO des XV-XX, 28, Rue de Charenton 75571 Paris Cedex 12 Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Sandrine Boutboul CHNO des XV-XX, 28, Rue de Charenton 75571 Paris Cedex 12 Paris, France; skowronekfree.fr

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Sclerochoroidal calcification is the deposition of calcium at the level of the sclera and choroid. Two entities have been described: metastatic calcifications resulting from deposition of calcium in normal tissues caused by phosphocalcic metabolism abnormality such as primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism,1 pseudohypoparathyroidism, hypervitaminose D, vitamin D intoxication, hypophosphataemia, sarcoidosis, Bartter syndrome, and Gitelman syndrome2,3; and dystrophic calcifications caused by secondary deposition of calcium in abnormal tissues despite normal serum levels of calcium and phosphate.

Sclerochoroidal calcifications can also be idiopathic.4 We describe the first case of hereditary form of sclerochoroidal calcifications associated with familial articular chondrocalcinosis.

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