Calcific uraemic arteriolopathy (CUA) is a rare and poorly understood entity that typically presents with painful lesions affecting adipose-rich areas of the lower extremities. We report an unusual case of CUA presenting as presumed cellulitis of the dorsal surface of the distal lower extremity with acute development of a bullous lesion. As CUA incidence is predicted to increase due to its relationship with end-stage renal disease, recognising the full clinical spectrum of this disease is essential to promote further understanding of this disorder and exploration of additional therapeutics to limit disease morbidity and mortality.
- Calcium and bone
- Infectious diseases
- Renal medicine
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