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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 115-118

Calciphylaxis in chronic renal failure: An approach to risk factors

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Zaans Medical Center, Netherlands
2 Department of Radiology, Zaans Medical Center, Netherlands
3 Department of Pathology, Zaans Medical Center, Netherlands

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.57109

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We present a case of calcifying panniculitis due to calciphylaxis in a nontherapy compliance 65-year-old man suffering from chronic renal failure. Calciphylaxis, a life threatening condition, is characterized by high calcium Χ phosphate product, presence of calcium crystals in the skin and secondary hyperparathyroidism. The clinical presentation includes painful firm plaques, which could progress to nonhealing ulcers. A review of literature is given with emphasis on identification of risk factors and early diagnosis.


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