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Calciphylaxis in a patient affected by rheumatoid arthritis, chronic renal failure, and hyperparathyroidism: a case report

Authors Lurati AM, Laria A, Paolotti D, Scarpellini M

Received 6 January 2015

Accepted for publication 17 February 2015

Published 27 May 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 117—120


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Alfredomaria Lurati,1 Antonella Laria,1 Donatella Paolotti,2 Magda Scarpellini1

1Rheumatology Unit, 2Department of Pathology, Fornaroli Hospital Magenta, Magenta, Italy

Abstract: Calciphylaxis, or calcific uremic arteriolopathy, is the tissue and vascular calcification that occurs mainly in chronic kidney disease. However, it can be secondary to parathyroid dysfunction and it has been described in rheumatic patients. We present a case of calciphylaxis in a woman with inactive rheumatoid arthritis, acute renal failure, and hyperparathyroidism.

Keywords: calciphylaxis, rheumatoid arthritis, renal failure, hyperparathyroidism

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