Calciphylaxis – a case study in a patient with Maori heritage

Lawrence Kingi, Roger Grech, Michael Lam, Ajith Dissanayake, Simon Otter

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This case history describes a rare complaint - Calciphylaxis, seen in a New Zealand Maori patient undergoing renal dialysis. This condition causes non-healing tissue ulceration, typically with sepsis and is associated with a very high mortality rate. The need for vigilance among health professionals is highlighted, including the risk factors that may faciliate an early diagnosis; together with the value associated with a multi-disciplinary team approach to management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-219
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Tissue Viability
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2016

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  • Calciphylaxis
  • Calcific uremic arteriolopathy
  • Ulceration


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