Calciphylaxis (kal-sih-fuh-LACK-sis) is a serious, uncommon disease in which calcium accumulates in small blood vessels of the fat and skin tissues. People who have this condition usually have kidney failure and are on dialysis or recently had a kidney transplant. Calciphylaxis causes painful skin ulcers and may cause serious infections that can lead to death.

Apr. 12, 2014

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