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Edyta Gebska, Santa Vanaga-Besser, Wojciech Zajeck, Gabriela Matuszewska, Jerzy Jarzab
Calcyphylaxis consists in vascular calcium deposition and skin necrosis, which appears in the final stage of renal failure. Advanced forms of systemic connective tissue disease such as lupus erythematosus, especially with concomitant vasculitis, leading to renal failure and uremia may be conducive to calcyphylaxis. We are presenting a case of a 50-year-old male requiring chronic peritoneal dialysis since the age of 43, due to end-stage renal disease resulting from chronic glomeluronephritis. The patient presented to our Dermatology Department with large and painful coalescent cutaneous lesions on both lower extremities, fingertips and lips...
August 2009: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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