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Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get calciphylaxis?

Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get calciphylaxis?

Calciphylaxis: For goodness sake, you did not do anything wrong. We have no idea why some patients develop this syndrome and others not given similar parameters. Just concentrate on working with the renal physician in doing a workup to see if there are correctable chemical abnormalities; and a specialist in wound care that is familiar with calciphylaxis patients (this may require some investigation). ...Read more

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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 calciphylaxis?

What is calciphylaxis?

Calcification: In calciphylaxis, calcium salts are deposited in large amounts in soft tissues, such as blood vessels, muscles and subcutaneous tissue. ...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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Are there things I can do myself to treat calciphylaxis?

Are there things I can do myself to treat calciphylaxis?

No.: Calciphylaxis, which is almost always associated with advanced kidney disease, is a serious, potentially fatal problem, and needs to be treated by a physician. ...Read more

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A friend was just diagnosed with calciphylaxis, is that a serious condition?

Calciphylaxis: Calciphylaxis is a serious condition that is associated with kidney disease. You need to be followed closely by a physician. ...Read more

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Is there a cure anywhere in the world for the disease called calciphylaxis?

Is there a cure anywhere in the world for the disease called calciphylaxis?

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. ...Read more

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