Calciphylaxis in simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation

Bohorquez, H.E., Chamorro, N., Garces, J., Cohen, A.J., Reichman, T.W., Davis, N.K., Vincent, B., Bruce, D.A., Carmody, I.C., Moiz, A., Staffeld, C. and Loss, G.E. (2015) Calciphylaxis in simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation, 15 4: 1105-1109. doi:10.1111/ajt.13082

Author Bohorquez, H.E.
Chamorro, N.
Garces, J.
Cohen, A.J.
Reichman, T.W.
Davis, N.K.
Vincent, B.
Bruce, D.A.
Carmody, I.C.
Moiz, A.
Staffeld, C.
Loss, G.E.
Title Calciphylaxis in simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation
Journal name American Journal of Transplantation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1600-6143
Publication date 2015-04
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/ajt.13082
Open Access Status
Volume 15
Issue 4
Start page 1105
End page 1109
Total pages 5
Place of publication Hoboken, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract We present four patients who underwent simultaneous liver–kidney transplantation (SLK) and were diagnosed with calciphylaxis, also known as calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA). Common characteristics included high MELD scores (mean 35.2 ± 4.8) and advanced renal disease (duration range 6–44 weeks). CUA was diagnosed within the first 2 months post-SLK based on clinical features. Severe morbidity and prolonged hospital stay were observed and one of the patients died secondary to sepsis. Treatment included metabolic support, wound care, calcium level correction and use of sodium thiosulphate. CUA should be considered in the presence of painful dermatologic changes in patients status post SLK.
Keyword Clinical research
complication: medical
kidney transplantation
liver allograft function
liver transplantation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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