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Content updated on 2022-06-02

What is calcifilaxis?

Calcifilaxis is a rare vascular disorder in which there occurs calcium deposition in the blood vessels. This also causes clot formation, leads to blood vessel block and disrupts blood flow.

Symptoms related to calcifilaxis

  • Kidney failure on dialysis

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Affected area of skin has stinging or tingling

  • Black/blue/brown spots or moles, on the skin and lining of the mouth

Questions your doctor may ask to check for calcifilaxis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose calcifilaxis

  • Are you currently on dialysis (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, etc)?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

  • Do you have any pain or tingling in the affected areas of the skin?

  • Are there black, blue, or brown spots on the skin or elsewhere? (Including moles)

Treatment for calcifilaxis

There is no cure for calciphylaxis, it can be controlled by pain medication, medication like sodium thiosulfate and other treatments to decrease calcium buildup.

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References

  • Raimondi N, Del Vecchio JJ, Ghioldi M, Uzair E. Calcifilaxis [Calciphylaxis]. Medicina (B Aires). 2017;77(4):331-333. Spanish. PMID: 28825580.

    http://www.medicinabuenosaires.com/PMID/28825580.pdf

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