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Calciphylaxis of the breast: a rare metabolic complication of kidney disease
  1. Abhilash Koratala,
  2. Abutaleb A Ejaz,
  3. Rajesh Mohandas
  1. Department of Nephrology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Abhilash Koratala, akoratsla{at}

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Calcific uraemic arteriolopathy (CUA) or calciphylaxis affects 1–4% of the population with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and associated with high mortality. Most lesions (90%) occur on the lower extremities1 followed by the lower abdomen. We report a severe case of CUA in an uncommon location—the breasts.

A 54-year-old Caucasian woman with end stage kidney disease secondary to diabetic nephropathy, on maintenance haemodialysis for a year, was admitted with painful, open wound of the right breast. The initial lesion was …

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