Calciphylaxis: a poor prognostic indicator for limb salvage.

  title={Calciphylaxis: a poor prognostic indicator for limb salvage.},
  author={Leila Mureebe and Marilyn L. Moy and Erika Balfour and Peter Blume and Vivian Gahtan},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={33 6},
INTRODUCTION Calciphylaxis (calcific uremic arteriolopathy) is a rare complication of end-stage renal disease in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. Subcutaneous skin nodules and extensive tissue necrosis with vascular calcification characterize this process. DESIGN AND SETTING The design of the study included case series and literature review. The study was set in a tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS Four patients presented over an 8-month period with extensive tissue loss and the… CONTINUE READING