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Dr. David Wishnew
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Calciphylaxis (Definition)

Calciphylaxis is a condition in which a person (usually somebody with kidney failure) has calcium build-up in small blood vessels of the skin. Calciphylaxis causes painful skin ulcers by clogging off small vessels with calcium, leading to death of affected areas of skin, which ...Read more


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What is the treatment for calciphylaxis nephrogenic fibrosis dermatopathy for chronic kidney disease patients. The inflamation on both legs r unbearab

What is the treatment for calciphylaxis nephrogenic fibrosis dermatopathy for chronic kidney disease patients. The inflamation on both legs r unbearab

The 2 are different: Calcipylaxis is probably what you are referring to.Vpainful dark leg lesions that later ulcerate and actually may heal in my experience over months. The problem is its incapacitating pain and infection development that make mobility not possible. Most pts request to quit dialysis. May use local Lidocaine 2% gel on it to kill pain. Of 14 pts I have seen, 2 healed in 3 months both on 500 mgcipro/day. ...Read more

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How do you treat calciphylaxis?

How do you treat calciphylaxis?

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. ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest calciphylaxis?

What symptoms suggest calciphylaxis?

Calciphylaxis: An electrolyte disturbance noted at dialysis with peturbation in calcium and phosphate may indicate incipient problems. However, clinically, calciphylaxis is marked by irregular patches of dark purple/black eschars on the skin. These patches are tender. Additionally, the superficial veins may be dark (indicating thrombus inside the vessel). ...Read more

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Explain the problem of calciphylaxis?

Explain the problem of calciphylaxis?

Calciphylaxis: Calciphylaxis is a syndrome of vascular calcification, thrombosis and skin necrosis. It is seen almost exclusively in patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease. It results in chronic non-healing wounds and is usually fatal. Calciphylaxis is a rare but serious disease. See more at: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/calciphylaxis. ...Read more

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What are the tests that indicate calciphylaxis?

What are the tests that indicate calciphylaxis?

Calciphylaxis: There are no lab tests that indicate calciphylaxis...It is a clinical diagnosis. Your doctor can take a small sample of the dark tissue and send it to pathologist, who can determine if there is calcium deposition in the skin and soft tissues. ...Read more

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Is calciphylaxis life threatening?

Is calciphylaxis life threatening?

Yes: Calciphylaxis is, in a way, hardening of the arterioles (very small arteries) that supply blood to the skin. The arterioles are clogged, and blood does not pass, resulting in the death of the skin supplied. It is rare, occurring primarily in people with end stage renal disease (eg on dialysis) or rarely people with hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands). ...Read more

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Calciphylaxis on diabetic patient; is it related?

Calciphylaxis on diabetic patient; is it related?

Dialysis?: Most frequently associated. With chronic dialysis but can occur with renal failure including diabetic as well as other causes of abnormal calcium metabolism including abnormal parathyroid gland function. ...Read more

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