Early recognition and treatment of Calciphylaxis

Robert W. Parker, Charles Mouton, Derick W. Young, David V. Espino

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Aged
  • Calciphylaxis
  • Diabetes mellitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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