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A 27-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for calciphylaxis?

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Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
No: A profound problem in end stage renal or kidney failure. High mortality once calciphylaxis sets in.
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
No cure, can treat: Calciphylaxis occurs in long term kidney failure as the name suggests it involves abnormal calcium and phosphorus metabolism . The associated wounds were once considered unhealable but that doesn't have to be the case. A good wound specialist using very cautious and gentle wound techniques can treat this type of wound.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Calciphylaxis: There are two components: first, your renal doctor will need to look into correctable biochemical abnormalities to see if there is something to be corrected like calcium, phosphate, and parathyroid hormone levels; second, the wounds will need careful treatment in a wound center by a physician that is willing to work with you over long term.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is calciphylaxis?

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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Calcification: In calciphylaxis, calcium salts are deposited in large amounts in soft tissues, such as blood vessels, muscles and subcutaneous tissue.

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