Chronic Kidney Disease and Calciphylaxis: A Literature Review.
Cureus. 2018 Sep 19;10(9):e3334
Authors: Ahmed MM, Zakir A, Ahsraf MF, Ejaz A, Ashraf A, Namburu L, Farooqi MS, Ahmed M, Raza I
Calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA), also known as calciphylaxis, is a rare complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Its incidence is increasing due to a better understanding and diagnosis by physicians. Calciphylaxis is a fatal complication of many metabolic disorders. If not managed properly, it can lead to death within a year. This review is an effort to highlight the importance of research on prompt diagnosis and treatment guidelines for calciphylaxis, as it poses a challenge due to its diverse clinical presentation and high mortality rate.
PMID: 30473967 [PubMed]