Calciphylaxis following kidney transplantation: a case report.

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Calciphylaxis following kidney transplantation: a case report. / Hanvesakul, R; Silva, Michael; Hejmadi, Rahul; Mellor, S; Ready, Andrew; Cockwell, Paul; Inston, Nicholas.

In: Journal of medical case reports, Vol. 3, 01.01.2009, p. 9297.

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Hanvesakul, R, Silva, M, Hejmadi, R, Mellor, S, Ready, A, Cockwell, P & Inston, N 2009, 'Calciphylaxis following kidney transplantation: a case report.', Journal of medical case reports, vol. 3, pp. 9297. https://doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-3-9297

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Hanvesakul R, Silva M, Hejmadi R, Mellor S, Ready A, Cockwell P et al. Calciphylaxis following kidney transplantation: a case report. Journal of medical case reports. 2009 Jan 1;3:9297. https://doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-3-9297

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Hanvesakul, R ; Silva, Michael ; Hejmadi, Rahul ; Mellor, S ; Ready, Andrew ; Cockwell, Paul ; Inston, Nicholas. / Calciphylaxis following kidney transplantation: a case report. In: Journal of medical case reports. 2009 ; Vol. 3. pp. 9297.

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abstract = "Introduction: Calciphylaxis occurring after kidney transplantation is rare and rarely reported. It results in chronic non-healing wounds and is associated with a poor prognosis and is often fatal. We present a case of proximal lower limb calciphylaxis that occurred early after kidney transplantation. The patient had no classic associated risk factors. He had previously had a total parathyroidectomy but had normal serum calcium-phosphate product and parathyroid hormone levels. The clinical outcome of this case was favorable and highlights some fundamental issues relating to management. Case presentation: A 70-year-old British Caucasian man with end-stage renal failure secondary to IgA nephropathy presented six months post kidney transplantation with cutaneous calciphylaxis lesions involving the medial aspect of the thigh bilaterally. Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of rapid onset cutaneous calciphylaxis occurring soon after kidney transplantation that was associated with a favorable outcome. Cutaneous calciphylaxis lesions should be promptly managed with meticulous wound care, antimicrobial therapy and the correction of calcium-phosphate product where indicated.",
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AU - Inston, Nicholas

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N2 - Introduction: Calciphylaxis occurring after kidney transplantation is rare and rarely reported. It results in chronic non-healing wounds and is associated with a poor prognosis and is often fatal. We present a case of proximal lower limb calciphylaxis that occurred early after kidney transplantation. The patient had no classic associated risk factors. He had previously had a total parathyroidectomy but had normal serum calcium-phosphate product and parathyroid hormone levels. The clinical outcome of this case was favorable and highlights some fundamental issues relating to management. Case presentation: A 70-year-old British Caucasian man with end-stage renal failure secondary to IgA nephropathy presented six months post kidney transplantation with cutaneous calciphylaxis lesions involving the medial aspect of the thigh bilaterally. Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of rapid onset cutaneous calciphylaxis occurring soon after kidney transplantation that was associated with a favorable outcome. Cutaneous calciphylaxis lesions should be promptly managed with meticulous wound care, antimicrobial therapy and the correction of calcium-phosphate product where indicated.

AB - Introduction: Calciphylaxis occurring after kidney transplantation is rare and rarely reported. It results in chronic non-healing wounds and is associated with a poor prognosis and is often fatal. We present a case of proximal lower limb calciphylaxis that occurred early after kidney transplantation. The patient had no classic associated risk factors. He had previously had a total parathyroidectomy but had normal serum calcium-phosphate product and parathyroid hormone levels. The clinical outcome of this case was favorable and highlights some fundamental issues relating to management. Case presentation: A 70-year-old British Caucasian man with end-stage renal failure secondary to IgA nephropathy presented six months post kidney transplantation with cutaneous calciphylaxis lesions involving the medial aspect of the thigh bilaterally. Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of rapid onset cutaneous calciphylaxis occurring soon after kidney transplantation that was associated with a favorable outcome. Cutaneous calciphylaxis lesions should be promptly managed with meticulous wound care, antimicrobial therapy and the correction of calcium-phosphate product where indicated.

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