Calciphylaxis

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Abstract

Calciphylaxis is a highly morbid and life-threatening condition characterized by calcification, intimal fibrosis and thrombosis of pannicular vessels. Clinically, patients present with painful, necrotic ulcerations, plaques, and subcutaneous nodules. Calciphylaxis was once thought to be a rare condition most frequently encountered in end-stage renal disease patients. A broader range of comorbidities has been identified. The diagnosis of calciphylaxis is associated with high mortality rates. Better treatment interventions are needed. In this chapter, the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and therapeutic interventions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDermatological Manifestations of Kidney Disease
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages101-111
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781493923953
ISBN (Print)9781493923946
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Calcemic uremic arteriolopathy
  • Calcifying panniculitis
  • Calciphylaxis
  • Uremic gangrene syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Sartori Valinotti, J., & Davis, M. (2015). Calciphylaxis. In Dermatological Manifestations of Kidney Disease (pp. 101-111). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2395-3_10