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What is calciphylaxis?

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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Calcification

In calciphylaxis, calcium salts are deposited in large amounts in soft tissues, such as blood vessels, muscles and subcutaneous tissue.

In brief: Calcification

In calciphylaxis, calcium salts are deposited in large amounts in soft tissues, such as blood vessels, muscles and subcutaneous tissue.
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: Calciphylaxis

In end stage renal patients, purple violet skin lesions that slowly become necrotic.
They are very very painful.

In brief: Calciphylaxis

In end stage renal patients, purple violet skin lesions that slowly become necrotic.
They are very very painful.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care
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In brief: Calciphylaxis

Calciphylaxis is a syndrome of calcium depositing in the blood vessels, thrombosis (clotting in the blood vessels) and skin death (usually in a patchy, random configuration.
We see it mostly in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and renal failure.

In brief: Calciphylaxis

Calciphylaxis is a syndrome of calcium depositing in the blood vessels, thrombosis (clotting in the blood vessels) and skin death (usually in a patchy, random configuration.
We see it mostly in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and renal failure.
Dr. David Wishnew
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care

In brief: Calcium in vessels

A syndrome related to kidney failure with calcium deposition in blood vessel walls and skin necrosis blood calcium levels are elevated and calcified vessels are seen on leg x-rays.
Abnormal function of the parathyroid gland is present due to other things a number of other proteins dealing with bone metabolism appear involved as yet. Careful management of calcium and phosphorus levels.

In brief: Calcium in vessels

A syndrome related to kidney failure with calcium deposition in blood vessel walls and skin necrosis blood calcium levels are elevated and calcified vessels are seen on leg x-rays.
Abnormal function of the parathyroid gland is present due to other things a number of other proteins dealing with bone metabolism appear involved as yet. Careful management of calcium and phosphorus levels.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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