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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-79

Extensive calcific uremic arteriolopathy in a patient on automated peritoneal dialysis

1 Department of Nephrology, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Medicine (Division of Nephrology), University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

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O P Kalra
Division of Nephrology, University College of Medical Sciences and G T B Hospital, Dilshad Garden, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.37028

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Calciphylaxis, better known as calcific uremic arteriolopathy at present, is a relatively uncommon condition characterized by small vessel calcification and occlusion with resultant painful violaceous skin lesions that typically ulcerate to form nonhealing gangrenous ulcers. The mortality of the disease is very high mainly due to sepsis from superinfection. This syndrome is usually observed in diabetic patients with low bone turnover having low parathyroid hormone. Use of noncalcium containing phosphate binders along with the care of the affected part is helpful in the overall recovery.


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