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Case Reports
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Calciphylaxis — a fatal complication not only in end-stage renal disease patients

Ada Bielejewska, Arkadiusz Bociek, Andrzej Jaroszyński
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2020.0022
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Folia Cardiologica 2020;15(2):164-168.

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Vol 15, No 2 (2020)
Case Reports
Published online: 2020-03-28

Abstract

We present a fatal case of end-stage renal disease complication that is calciphylaxis, also known as calcific uremic arteriolopathy, characterized by vascular calcification, necrosis of the skin and adipose tissue and constant severe pain of the affected areas.

Abstract

We present a fatal case of end-stage renal disease complication that is calciphylaxis, also known as calcific uremic arteriolopathy, characterized by vascular calcification, necrosis of the skin and adipose tissue and constant severe pain of the affected areas.
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Keywords

calciphylaxis; calcific uremic arteriolopathy; end-stage renal disease; complications

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Title

Calciphylaxis — a fatal complication not only in end-stage renal disease patients

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 15, No 2 (2020)

Pages

164-168

Published online

2020-03-28

DOI

10.5603/FC.2020.0022

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2020;15(2):164-168.

Keywords

calciphylaxis
calcific uremic arteriolopathy
end-stage renal disease
complications

Authors

Ada Bielejewska
Arkadiusz Bociek
Andrzej Jaroszyński

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