A case-control study of calciphylaxis in Japanese end-stage renal disease patients.

@article{Hayashi2012ACS,
  title={A case-control study of calciphylaxis in Japanese end-stage renal disease patients.},
  author={Matsuhiko Hayashi and Ichiro Takamatsu and Yoshihiko Kanno and Tadashi Yoshida and Takayuki Abe and Yuji Sato},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={1580-4}
}
BACKGROUND Calciphylaxis, also called calcific uremic arteriolopathy, is a rare and often fatal complication of end-stage renal disease and is characterized by painful skin ulceration, necrosis, medial calcification and intimal proliferation of small arteries. Studies in western countries have reported incidences ranging from 1 to 4% in chronic hemodialysis patients. Since no systematic studies of calciphylaxis have ever been performed in Japan, we conducted a nationwide survey and a case… CONTINUE READING
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