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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Successful treatment of calciphylaxis with clnacalcet- an alternative to parathyroidectomy?
Calciphylaxis: Emerging concepts in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
A case study, calciphylaxis: An exercise in human caring.
Calciphylaxis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 1962.
Some case studies indicate that bisphosphonates such as etidronate [210] and pamidronate 208] are useful in treating calciphylaxis (uremic arteriolopathy) in patients with high bone turnover [208], which is a life-threatening complication of CKD.
Tumour calcification complicated with calciphylaxis is rare in end-stage renal disease and is associated with high mortality.
Calcified subcutaneous arterioles with infarcts of the subcutis and skin ("calciphylaxis") in chronic renal failure.
(1.) Ng AT, Peng DH: Calciphylaxis. Dermatol Ther 2011;24:256-62.
An example of this is calciphylaxis pain, which can be extremely difficult to manage and sudden escalations can occur without warning.
Soft-tissue calcifications may be classified into metastatic (abnormal serum calcium-phosphorus levels), tumoral (elevated phosphorus but normal calcium levels), dystrophic including calcinosis (normal serum calcium-phosphorus levels but damaged tissue), idiopathic (no abnormalities detected) and calciphylaxis (chronic renal failure with abnormal calcium-phosphorus levels).(4) Calcifications occurring in the skin and subcutaneous tissue of patients with SLE are dystrophic/ calcinotic in nature.
Successful treatment of a patient with severe calciC c uremic arteriolopathy (calciphylaxis) by etidronate disodium.
The first clinical differential diagnoses were cutaneous SLE, nephrogenous dermatopathy, calciphylaxis, and calcinosis.