Calciphylaxis in a cardiac patient without renal disease.

Abstract

Calciphylaxis is a rare complication that occurs in 1% of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) each year. Extensive microvascular calcification and occlusion/thrombosis lead to violaceous skin lesions, which progress to nonhealing ulcers with secondary infection, often leading to sepsis and death. The lower extremities are predominantly involved… (More)

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