Calciphylaxis with recalcitrant ulcers in the presence of moderate renal insufficiency.


Bilac C., Ozturk F., Ermertcan A. T. , Bilac D. B. , Sahin M. T. , Temiz P., ...More

Wounds : a compendium of clinical research and practice, vol.21, pp.42-6, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Wounds : a compendium of clinical research and practice
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-6

Abstract

A 69 year-old woman with painful crural ulcers of 3 months duration presented at the authors' outpatient clinic. Dermatological examination revealed a necrotic ulceration with eschar formation localized on the anterior left crural region and the lateral malleolus of the right ankle. According to the clinical and histopathological findings, she was diagnosed with calciphylaxis. She had moderate renal insufficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism due to hypertension. The ulcers improved significantly after 3 months of topical wound therapy. This case of calciphylaxis with recalcitrant ulcers in the presence of moderate renal insufficiency is presented to stress the importance of early diagnosis and management in this life-threatening dis-order.