Home About us Current issue Back issues Submission Instructions Advertise Contact Login   

Search Article 
  
Advanced search 
 
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Users online: 499 Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size 

CASE REPORT Table of Contents   
Year : 1994  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 374-378
Natural progression of calciphylaxis in a patient on haemodialysis


1 Department of Nephrology, King Fahd Central Hospital, Gizan, Saudi Arabia
2 Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abraham George
King Fahad Central Hospital, P.O. Box 204, Gizan
Saudi Arabia
Login to access the Email id


PMID: 18583768

Rights and Permissions

A 40 year old patient with end-stage renal disease developed features of calciphylaxis and tumoral calcification after four and half years on regular haemodialysis. The patient had hyperphosphatemia, with high calcium-phosphate index and radiological evidence of hyperparathyroidism before the onset of symptoms. Conservative management was without success and the patient developed florid symptoms. Parathyroidectomy was delayed due to unavoidable circumstances. When it was eventually performed there was a prompt regression of the calcific masses, but not of the vascular calcifications. The natural progression of the disease and its regression by parathyroidectomy provides an interesting insight into this phenomenon, the full blown picture of which is rarely seen these days.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article  Email this article
    

  Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
  Related articles
   Citation Manager
  Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2616    
    Printed62    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded231    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal