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Calciphylaxis in a patient without renal failure

Hesse, Amber, PA-C; Herber, Andrew, PA-C; Breunig, Mike, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: July 2018 - Volume 31 - Issue 7 - p 28–30
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000532115.75508.72
Case Report

ABSTRACT Calciphylaxis is a rare disease that typically presents in patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis or those who have received a renal transplant. Nonuremic calciphylaxis leads to ischemia and subsequent necrosis of subcutaneous tissue. Diseases associated with nonuremic calciphylaxis include primary hyperparathyroidism, connective tissue disease, malignancy, and alcoholic liver disease. Due to its high mortality, early identification and an aggressive multidisciplinary treatment approach is necessary to improve patient outcomes.

At the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Amber Hesse practices in the Division of Hematology and Andrew Herber and Mike Breunig practice in the Division of Hospital Internal Medicine. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2018 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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