A 27-year-old woman undergoing long-term hemodialysis developed cutaneous calcifications on her fingers. A skin biopsy specimen showed that the deposits were calcium oxalate. To our knowledge, only one previous article has reported pathologic and crystallographic studies on calcifications of the skin resulting from dialysis oxalosis. We speculate that vitamin C supplements, liberal tea consumption, an increased serum ionized calcium concentration, and the long duration of hemodialysis contributed to the production of these deposits.
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Abuelo JG, Schwartz ST, Reginato AJ. Cutaneous Oxalosis After Long-term Hemodialysis. Arch Intern Med. 1992;152(7):1517–1520. doi:10.1001/archinte.1992.00400190135025
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