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Successful treatment of calciphylaxis with intravenous sodium thiosulfate in a nonuremic patient: case report and review of therapy side effects.
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PMID:  25186999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: To present a case of severe nonuremic calciphylaxis treated with intravenous sodium thiosulfate (IV STS) and to assess the implications of this treatment.
METHODS: Case report and review of the literature.
RESULTS: A nonuremic patient diagnosed with distal calciphylaxis was started on IV STS after a 12-month nonresponse to conventional therapy. On week 12, the patient requested palliative care, given her many side effects (transient severe nausea and significant electrolyte imbalance). Pain subsided after 14 weeks, and complete wound healing was observed after 6 months.
CONCLUSION: Based on this case report, IV STS can improve refractory calciphylaxis in nonuremic patients. However, literature on the subject remains scarce. Careful monitoring for adverse transient side effects is advised.
Carolina Fernandes; Bruno Maynard; Dominique Hanna
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1203-4754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cutan Med Surg     Publication Date:    2014 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9614685     Medline TA:  J Cutan Med Surg     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  356-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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