No standard or universally effective treatment for calciphylaxis exists. Early diagnosis and treatment offer the best chance to reduce the effects. At Mayo Clinic, calciphylaxis is treated using three approaches explained below.
Your doctor will recommend aggressive wound care. For sores to heal, some of the tissue damaged by calciphylaxis may need to be surgically removed (debridement). In some cases, tissue can be removed using other methods, such as wet dressings or whirlpool treatments, among others. Antibiotic treatment is part of treating and preventing wound infection. You may be offered medication to assist with pain due to the calciphylaxis or wound care.
Your doctor may recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy to increase oxygen delivery to the affected parts of the body. Also, your doctor may use low-dose tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) to dissolve the blood clots in tiny blood vessels of the skin. Medication that thins your blood may be prescribed to prevent additional blood clots from forming.
Reducing calcium deposits in your arteries may be helped by: