Calciphylaxis in end-stage kidney failure: How is it treated?
Calciphylaxis: How is it treated?
What can you tell me about calciphylaxis in end-stage kidney failure? How is it treated?
Calciphylaxis is an uncommon, sometimes fatal complication of end-stage kidney failure in which calcium deposits form in the small blood vessels in the skin, reducing blood flow to the skin. This results in painful skin sores (ulcers), which are susceptible to infection, and tissue death (necrosis). Treatment of calciphylaxis associated with kidney failure is difficult but may include:
Last Updated: 08/21/2006
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