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Is calciphylaxis life threatening?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can be

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 i.

In brief: It can be

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 i.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can be.

Calciphylaxis is usually related to renal (kidney) disease and is a signal that the body is not handling calcium metabolism effectively.

In brief: It can be.

Calciphylaxis is usually related to renal (kidney) disease and is a signal that the body is not handling calcium metabolism effectively.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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