Calciphylaxis is a condition with a high mortality rate that is often found in patients with renal failure. It is characterized by soft tissue calcification and painful skin ulceration. A serum calcium-phosphorus product of more than 60 mg2/dl2 indicates great risk for calciphylaxis. The diagnosis is made on the basis of an incisional biopsy showing calcification of the small, subcutaneous arteries.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Southern Medical Journal|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
- Diabetes mellitus
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