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.
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- Calcific uremic arteriolopathy
Kingi, L., Grech, R., Lam, M., Dissanayake, A., & Otter, S. (2016). Calciphylaxis – a case study in a patient with Maori heritage. Journal of Tissue Viability, 25(4), 216-219. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2016.07.001