calciphylaxis


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calciphylaxis

 [kal″sĭ-fĭ-lak´sis]
a condition of induced hypersensitivity characterized by formation of calcified tissue in response to administration of a challenging agent.

cal·ci·phy·lax·is

(kal'si-fī-lak'sis),
A condition of induced systemic hypersensitivity in which tissues respond to appropriate challenging agents with a sudden, but sometimes evanescent, local calcification. Clinical findings include painful, ischemic tissue necrosis with a black eschar on a red to purple reticulated background. Serum calcium-phosphorus product is elevated; secondary hyperparathyroidism is frequently seen. X-rays show calcification of blood vesels in the involved areas.

calciphylaxis

/cal·ci·phy·lax·is/ (kal″sĭ-fĭ-lak´sis) a condition of induced hypersensitivity characterized by formation of calcified tissue in response to administration of a challenging agent.

calciphylaxis

A condition characterised by calcification of the media of muscular arteries, deep tissues and skin in patients with chronic renal failure, which is often accompanied by intimal hyperplasia, thrombosis and necrotising skin ulcers and secondary hyperparathyroidism.

cal·ci·phy·lax·is

(kal'si-fī-lak'sis)
A condition of induced systemic hypersensitivity in which tissues respond to appropriate challenging agents with a sudden, but sometimes evanescent, local calcification.

calciphylaxis

the formation of calcified tissue in response to administration of a challenging agent after induction of a hypersensitive state.
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Calciphylaxis is a rare condition with approximately 160 cases reported in the world's medical literature.
The clinical features of calciphylaxis are primarily cutaneous.
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Abstract: We have found that nanobacteria, recently discovered Gram-negative atypical bacteria, can cause local calciphylaxis on the mitral valve in a setting of high-calcium X phosphorous product in the blood.
She was diagnosed with calciphylaxis after she presented with sensory alterations, mottled skin lesions and subcutaneous nodules on her abdomen that evolved to painful necrotic ulcers.
Use of sodium thiosulfate and pamidronate for the management of calciphylaxis
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The skin biopsy showed calciphylaxis with calcium deposits in the walls of the small vessels and collagen fibers, with minimal inflammatory cell response and some fat necrosis.
Abstract: Calciphylaxis is a condition with a high mortality rate that is often found in patients with renal failure.