Fatal calcific uraemic arteriolopathy (CUA): a case report and review of the literature

Lang, N. , Davie, R., Whitworth, C., Winney, R. and Hughes, J. (2004) Fatal calcific uraemic arteriolopathy (CUA): a case report and review of the literature. Scottish Medical Journal, 49(3), pp. 108-111. (doi: 10.1177/003693300404900313) (PMID:15462229)

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Abstract

Calciphylaxis, now better known as Calcific uraemic arteriolopathy (CUA), is an uncommon condition characterised by small vessel calcification and occlusion with resultant painful violaceous skin lesions that typically ulcerate to form non-healing gangrenous ulcers. The syndrome is usually found in patients with renal failure. In this report we describe a 61 year old lady who developed lower limb ulceration secondary to calciphylaxis and discuss the current treatment options for this serious condition.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lang, Dr Ninian
Authors: Lang, N., Davie, R., Whitworth, C., Winney, R., and Hughes, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Scottish Medical Journal
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:0036-9330
ISSN (Online):2045-6441

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