A case report: radiological findings in an unusual case of calciphylaxis 16 years after renal transplantation

Sarahn Smith, Akimichi Inaba, Joseph Murphy, Gary Campbell, Andoni P Toms

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Abstract

Calciphylaxis is a serious and potentially life-threatening disorder characterized by medial calcification of arterioles leading to subcutaneous ischemia and skin necrosis. It is most commonly seen in patients with end-stage renal disease or shortly after renal transplantation. We report an unusual case of calciphylaxis occurring 16 years after renal transplantation in a 48-year-old female with a failing graft, along with histological and striking radiological findings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1623-1626
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume42
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

Keywords

  • Calciphylaxis
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Middle Aged
  • Treatment Failure

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