Calciphylaxis – a case study in a patient with Maori heritage

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

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Abstract

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
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2016

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© 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Keywords

  • Calciphylaxis
  • Calcific uremic arteriolopathy
  • Ulceration

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