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What is the definition of Calciphylaxis?
Calciphylaxis is a disease in which blood vessels (veins and arteries) become blocked by a build-up of calcium in the walls of the vessels, preventing blood from flowing to the skin or internal organs. The lack of blood flow (ischemia) damages healthy tissue and may causes the tissue to die (necrosis). The most obvious and frequent symptom of Calciphylaxis is damage to the skin, as ulcers can develop and become infected easily. Calciphylaxis can also affect fat tissue, internal organs, and skeletal muscle, causing infections, pain, and organ failure. The exact cause of Calciphylaxis is unknown.
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What are the alternative names for Calciphylaxis?
  • Calciphylaxis
  • Idiopathic calciphylaxis
Who are the top Calciphylaxis Local Doctors?
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Mass General Brigham

Renal Associates

165 Cambridge St 
Boston, MA 2114

Sagar Nigwekar is a Nephrologist in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Nigwekar has been practicing medicine for over 23 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Calciphylaxis. He is also highly rated in 16 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Calciphylaxis, Calcinosis, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Nephrocalcinosis. He is licensed to treat patients in New York and Massachusetts.

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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Wuerselen, NW, DE 52146

Vincent Brandenburg is in Wuerselen, Germany. Brandenburg is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Calciphylaxis. He is also highly rated in 10 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Calciphylaxis, Calcinosis, Rickets, and Malnutrition.

 
 
 
 
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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane 
Salford, ENG, GB M68HD

Smeeta Sinha is in Salford, United Kingdom. Sinha is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Calciphylaxis. They are also highly rated in 4 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Calciphylaxis, Calcinosis, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Sepsis.

What are the latest Calciphylaxis Clinical Trials?
Altération Des Fibres élastiques Dermiques au Cours Des Dermatoses Calcifiantes : étude Structurelle en Microscopie Multiphoton
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A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of SNF472 When Added to Background Care for the Treatment of Calciphylaxis
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Calciphylaxis?
Potential effect of sodium thiosulfate in calciphylaxis: remission of intractable pain.
Calciphylaxis of the penis and distal digits: a case report.
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Success of small-dose fractionated sodium thiosulfate in the treatment of calciphylaxis in a peritoneal dialysis patient.