Calciphylaxis is also called calcific uremic arteriolopathy.
It is generally seen in the last stage of chronic kidney disease.
Calciphylaxis results in chronic non-healing wounds and is usually fatal. Calciphylaxis is a rare but serious condition.
Extraskeletal calcifications are also observed in some patients with hypercalcemic states, including patients with the milk-alkali syndrome, sarcoidosis, primary hyperparathyroidism, and hypervitaminosis D.
Patients with calciphylaxis have small vessel calcification and a netlike pattern of calcifications and may result in end-organ necrosis.
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