Mysterious calciphylaxis: wounds with eschar--to debride or not to debride?

@article{Martin2004MysteriousCW,
  title={Mysterious calciphylaxis: wounds with eschar--to debride or not to debride?},
  author={Rosalia Martin},
  journal={Ostomy/wound management},
  year={2004},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={64-6, 68-70; discussion 71}
}
Calciphylaxis is a confusing disease process that affects people with end-stage renal disease. The prognosis of this increasingly common condition is poor and mortality rates range from 60% to 80% related to wound infection, sepsis, and organ failure. Its presenting sign is skin necrosis related to calcification of the arteriole microvasculature. The disease is painful and debilitating, particularly due to the necrotic wounds. Aggressive wound care to prevent infection is vital when eschar does… CONTINUE READING

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