A case of calciphylaxis and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia

Heather W. Goff, Ronald E. Grimwood

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Abstract

A 70-year-old woman presented for evaluation of symmetric necrotic ulcers of the lower extremities. Biopsy results revealed changes consistent with calciphylaxis. The predisposing factors in this patient included calcium supplementation, obesity, female gender, viscous blood, renal failure, and diabetes mellitus. To our knowledge, this is the first report of calciphylaxis occurring in the setting of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. We discuss the history, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of calciphylaxis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-328
Number of pages4
JournalCutis
Volume75
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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