Korean Journal of Dermatology (대한피부과학회지), Vol.39(11) : 1308~1310, 2001
Korean Journal of Dermatology (대한피부과학회지)
Calcified nodules on the heel have been observed in low-birth weight neonates subjected to repeated heel pricks in intensive care units. Calcified nodules appear at 4 to 12 months of age and disappear spontaneously at 18 to 30months. We report a 12-month-old girl with calcified nodule on the heel. There were no clinical signs of inflammation and tenderness. The patient was born at the 31st week of pregnancy and spent 6 weeks in a neonatal intensive care unit. Histopathologic examination revealed a deposition of calcium material.