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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Calciphylaxis
Phosphorus
Renal Insufficiency
Arteries
Calcium
Biopsy
Skin
Mortality
Therapeutics
Serum

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Calciphylaxis
  • Diabetes mellitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Early recognition and treatment of Calciphylaxis. / Parker, Robert W.; Mouton, Charles; Young, Derick W.; Espino, David V.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 96, No. 1, 01.01.2003, p. 53-55.

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Parker, Robert W. ; Mouton, Charles ; Young, Derick W. ; Espino, David V. / Early recognition and treatment of Calciphylaxis. In: Southern Medical Journal. 2003 ; Vol. 96, No. 1. pp. 53-55.
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