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February 2007

Calciphylaxis Responding to Sodium Thiosulfate Therapy

Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(2):264-276. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.2.269

Calciphylaxis is an uncommon and extremely painful calcifying panniculitis, most often seen in patients with end-stage renal disease. The prognosis is poor, with a 6-month mortality rate ranging from 33% to 80%.1 Dermatologists are often called on to diagnose the condition, but unfortunately, successful treatments have not been available. We describe a case that responded to treatment with sodium thiosulfate.

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