Calciphylaxis associated with acute, reversible renal failure in the setting of alcoholic cirrhosis

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004 May;50(5 Suppl):S125-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2003.11.050.


We describe a case of calciphylaxis in a 47-year-old man with alcohol-induced end-stage liver disease and acute renal failure secondary to hepatorenal syndrome. Possible contributing factors included transiently impaired renal function, protein C and S deficiencies, elevated calcium-phosphate product, hyperphosphatemia, low serum albumin, repeated albumin infusions, and elevated alkaline phosphatase level.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / etiology*
  • Biopsy
  • Calciphylaxis / diagnosis
  • Calciphylaxis / etiology*
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome / complications*
  • Humans
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic / complications*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Skin / pathology
  • Skin Diseases / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases / etiology*