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Warfarin-induced calciphylaxis: a case report and review of literature

Authors Saifan C, Saad M, El-Charabaty E, El-Sayegh S

Received 30 April 2013

Accepted for publication 16 July 2013

Published 9 August 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 665—669


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Chadi Saifan, Marc Saad, Elie El-Charabaty, Suzanne El-Sayegh

Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, USA

Abstract: Calciphylaxis is a challenging complication of end-stage renal disease, with an unknown underlying mechanism. Several risk factors have been identified, such as hyperphosphatemia, hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroidism, low serum albumin levels, and history of warfarin therapy. This article presents a case of calciphylaxis provoked by reintroduction of warfarin therapy, introducing the possibility of direct induction.

warfarin, calciphylaxis, skin necrosis, ESRD

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