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Calciphylaxis: A rare fatal condition characterized by calcification of skin blood vessels and destruction of skin tissue. The condition is often associated with end-stage kidney disease. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Calciphylaxis is available below.
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Condition of induced systemic hypersensitivity in which tissues respond to appropriate challenging agents with a sudden local calcification. - (Source - Diseases Database)
Calciphylaxis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Calciphylaxis, or a subtype of Calciphylaxis,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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