calciphylaxis


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calciphylaxis

[‚kal·sə·fə′lak·səs]
(immunology)
A sudden local calcification in tissues in response to induced hypersensitivity following systemic sensitization by a calcifying factor.
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Calciphylaxis is a rare disorder that appears almost exclusively in patients who have chronic renal failure.
This situation will lead to calciphylaxis of the penile arteries and thus a reduced blood flow.
Successful Treatment of Calciphylaxis Utilizing Intensive Dialysis and Collaborative Care
The differential diagnosis included pyoderma gangrenosum, neutrophilic dermatoses, mycobacteriosis, cutaneous bacterial infection, and calciphylaxis (chronic hemodialysis).
In the calcium group there were eight events reported in five patients (three events of calciphylaxis [deposition of calcium into arteries resulting in tissue death], and one each of hypercalcemia, acute pancreatitis, cholecystitis, nausea, and vomiting).
One patient was diagnosed with calciphylaxis cutaneous gangrene complications in a large pannus secondary to hyperparathyroidism.
OTCPK:NNBP) ("Nanobac" or "The Company"), announces the publication of independent research which reports that Nanobacteria caused mitral valve calciphylaxis in a man with diabetic renal failure.
Calciphylaxis is a rare and serious disorder characterized by systemic medial calcification of the arterioles that leads to ischemia and subcutaneous necrosis.