CALCINOSIS CUTIS IN A PATIENT WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

Fernanda Coelho Rezende, Vinicius Vieira, Débora Nascimento Souza, Sílvia Helena das Neves de Araújo Feio

Abstract


Increasingly common in Services Medical Clinic, chronic kidney disease may be accompanied by deterioration in several other organ systems. In this context, the involvement of the skin can be portrayed through specific or nonspecific disorders, which may signal the level of commitment by the chronic kidney disease. The deposition of calcium salts in the skin and subcutaneous tissues, skin lesion called calcinosis, consists of a specific alteration of chronic kidney disease, which may indicate later stages of the disease. The authors describe the case of a patient with hypertension and diabetes, which develops chronic kidney disease DRC , during the illness evolves with calcinosis cutis. After supportive treatment before clinical improvement, the patient was discharged, becoming regularly followed by Clinic of Internal Medicine unit.


Keywords


Kidney failure, chronic; Case reports; Calcinosis; Skin diseases

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29021/spdv.71.4.214

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