Journal Article

Proximal calciphylaxis treated with calcimimetic ‘cinacalcet’

Ismail A. Mohammed, Vashisht Sekar, Abdullah J. Bubtana, Sandip Mitra and Alastair J. Hutchison

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Published on behalf of European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Assoc

Volume 23, issue 1, pages 387-389
Published in print January 2008 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online October 2007 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfm676
Proximal calciphylaxis treated with calcimimetic ‘cinacalcet’

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Calciphylaxis is a rare condition affecting patients suffering from end-stage renal failure, characterised by cutaneous ischaemia and necrosis. The management of calciphylaxis is challenging owing to the lack of optimal medical therapy, although parathyroidectomy has shown some benefit. We present a case of severe proximal calciphylaxis treated with a small dose of the calcimimetic ‘Cinacalcet’.

Keywords: calciphylaxis; end stage renal failure; haemodialysis; hyperparathyroidism; cinacalcet; metastatic calcification

Journal Article.  1532 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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