Cinacalcet for the treatment of calciphylaxis.

  title={Cinacalcet for the treatment of calciphylaxis.},
  author={Maria R Robinson and Joshua J Augustine and Neil J. Korman},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  volume={143 2},
Calciphylaxis is characterized by cutaneous ischemia and necrosis and is associated with a very high mortality rate. It usually affects patients who are undergoing dialysis or who have received a kidney transplant. There is no optimal treatment, but parathyroidectomy has shown some benefit. We report herein a case of a patient with calciphylaxis and secondary hyperparathyroidism who was successfully treated with cinacalcet hydrochloride, a calcimimetic. 


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