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Complete resolution of calciphylaxis in a renal transplant patient with Calcifediol
  1. Mohankumar Doraiswamy1,
  2. Priyamvada Singh1,
  3. Todd E Pesavento1,
  4. Shumei Meng2
  1. 1 Division of Nephrology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  2. 2 Division of Endocrinology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Mohankumar Doraiswamy, Nephrology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA; drmohankumar90{at}

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A 62-year-old woman with a Living Donor Kidney transplant in 2008 complicated with chronic kidney disease III, lupus nephritis, hypothyroidism (but no history of diabetes) presented with painful, bilateral, medial calf ischaemic ulcerations (figure 1), which on punch biopsy revealed calciphylaxis (figure 2). Her weight was 66.3 kg, height 1.6 m and body mass index of 25.9 kg/m2. She was on hydroxychloroquine, mycophenolate and prednisone for lupus/transplant and levothyroxine 125 mcg daily for hypothyroidism. Her baseline intact parathyroid harmone (iPTH), calcium, phosphorus …

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  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it appeared Online First. Author name 'Priymavada' has been corrected to 'Priyamvada'.

  • Contributors SM, MD and PS identified, managed the case and coauthored the manuscript. SM, MD, TEP and PS all contributed and approved the final version of the manuscript.

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