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Calcific uremic arteriolopathy. Oxf Med Case Reports 2017 Oct;2017(10):omx055

Date

05/11/2018

Pubmed ID

29744114

Pubmed Central ID

PMC5934614

DOI

10.1093/omcr/omx055

Abstract

Calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA) or Calciphylaxis is a rare disease typically seen in end stage renal disease patients on dialysis and is associated with high mortality rates, mainly because of sepsis. Medial calcification of the dermal arterioles is the characteristic histologic finding together with vascular thrombosis and ischemic necrosis. CUA involves legs, abdomen and gluteal region in majority of the patients. Herein, we present a case of CUA of the glans penis in a uremic patient. Unfortunately, the patient died of sepsis in a few weeks after initiating dialysis.

Author List

Olaoye OA, Koratala A

Author

Abhilash Koratala MD Assistant Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin