Post-infectious acute renal failure due to calciphylaxis - When processes go the wrong way round

Jaume Almirall, Angel Pobo, Jesús Luelmo, Lluis Berna

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Abstract

Calciphylaxis is a rare life threatening disorder of small- and medium-sized vessel calcification that leads to cutaneous necrosis. While its pathogenesis is uncertain, nearly all cases have been described in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis or following renal transplantation which is why the lesion has also been referred to as calcific uremic arteriolopathy. We describe a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis and normal renal function who developed calciphylaxis. Due to infected cutaneous lesions, he developed an acute post-infectious glomerulonephritis with extra capillary proliferation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-579
JournalJournal of Nephrology
Volume17
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004

Keywords

  • Acute renal failure
  • Calcific uremic arteriolopathy
  • Calciphylaxis

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