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How do you treat calciphylaxis?

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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.
Dr. Reza Bayati
Wound care 33 years experience
Underlying cause,HD: The patients who have had wounds with underlying calciphylaxis, they usually have severe pain, & not healing despite taking all conventional measures. Although it is uncommon I have treated several patients in recent months. We must exclude infection, optimize dialysis and other measures for calciphylaxis, while take "vigilant approach" for the wound care, avoid unnecessary debridement and ?Hbo.
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Calciphylaxis: The only real way to treat calciphylaxis is to treat the wounds and dead tissue. By removing the dead tissue, and working with both the renal and wound care specialists, these wounds may be healed...Although this may take quite a long while.
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Gentle treatment: Calciphylaxis is a very difficult wound but not impossible. First calcium and PTH must be regulated. The wound is very sensitive to trauma and debridement needs to be kept to a minimum. Great care in dressing choice must be taken to avoid any sticking. I use moist aquacell which i flush off with saline to change. There is limited evidence for hbot although its pathology makes it logical.

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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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Are there things I can do myself to treat calciphylaxis?

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Dr. David Wishnew
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Calciphylaxis: There is little you can do to treat calciphylaxis. Keeping your electrolytes in balance and controlling calcium and phosphorous may be the best way to assist your kidney doctor in controlling this problem. Follow your doctor's instructions.

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