Calciphylaxis, or calcific uremic arteriolopathy, is a rare vascular disorder with a rising prevalence due to improved recognition and diagnosis. In a healthy individual, calcium and phosphorus are primarily stored within the bones. In individuals suffering from calciphylaxis, these minerals are deposited in the small blood vessels of the skin and adipose tissue. Current statistics suggest approximately 5% of hemodialysis-dependent individuals have been diagnosed with this disorder. Download this comprehensive case study to learn more about this complex condition. Then, apply your knowledge with a practice patient scenario.
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