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

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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care
7 doctors agree

In brief: Calciphylaxis

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

In brief: Calciphylaxis

Calciphylaxis is a serious condition that is associated with kidney disease.
You need to be followed closely by a physician.
Dr. David Wishnew
Dr. David Wishnew
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

It is usually associated with advanced kidney disease, and can be quite dangerous if not treated promptly.

In brief: Yes.

It is usually associated with advanced kidney disease, and can be quite dangerous if not treated promptly.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Calciphylaxis

This can be a difficult diagnosis as it causes painful skin lesions that are difficult to treat while the underlying treatment for this complication remains problematic.
A combination of renal physician and wound care specialist working together is best and of course your support as a friend helps too.

In brief: Calciphylaxis

This can be a difficult diagnosis as it causes painful skin lesions that are difficult to treat while the underlying treatment for this complication remains problematic.
A combination of renal physician and wound care specialist working together is best and of course your support as a friend helps too.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very

Check out mayoclinic.Org for more info.

In brief: Very

Check out mayoclinic.Org for more info.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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