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Disease or Condition — Hormonal, Nutritional, Metabolic, and Immune Disorders:
calciphylaxis

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Description

Calciphylaxis is a rare and serious condition that occurs when calcium deposits form in small blood vessels, leading to tissue death. It is most commonly seen in people with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and obesity. The calcium deposits cause the blood vessels to narrow, reducing blood flow to the affected area. This can lead to tissue death, ulceration, and infection. Treatment typically involves controlling the underlying condition, such as diabetes or kidney disease, as well as medications to reduce calcium levels in the blood. Surgery may also be necessary to remove the calcium deposits.

Synonyms
  • calcific uremic arteriolopathy
  • CUA

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