Intractable wounds caused by calcific uremic arteriolopathy treated with bisphosphonates.

@article{Hanafusa2007IntractableWC,
  title={Intractable wounds caused by calcific uremic arteriolopathy treated with bisphosphonates.},
  author={Takaaki Hanafusa and Yuji Yamaguchi and Mamori Tani and Noriko Umegaki and Yukari Nishimura and Ichiro Katayama},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={1021-5}
}
BACKGROUND Calcific uremic arteriolopathy (calciphylaxis) is a calcification syndrome that predominantly affects relatively small vessels and is a life-threatening entity usually seen in patients with end-stage renal disease. Intractable skin necrosis sometimes causes lethal sepsis because it progresses rapidly as a result of mechanical stress. OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the efficacy of etidronate disodium (bisphosphonates) in treating intractable ulcers occurred in a patient on… CONTINUE READING