CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.21, no.1, pp.66-69, 2002 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
calciphylaxis, protein S deficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, steroid use, HEMODIALYSIS PATIENT, NECROSIS, PARATHYROIDECTOMY, DIALYSIS, DISEASE
Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated:
Calciphylaxis is a rare and life-threatening condition of progressive cutaneous necrosis secondary to small and medium-sized vessel calcification that is seen almost exclusively in patients with end-stage renal disease and hyperparathyroidism. We report a case of calciphylaxis that may very well be due to a long-term steroid use in a rheumatoid arthritis patient who had neither end-stage renal disease nor hyperparathyroidism. We also discuss the possible role of protein S deficiency as a contributing factor.