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Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2001 Oct;125(10):1351-3.

An unusual presentation of calciphylaxis due to primary hyperparathyroidism.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT 06810, USA.


We present the case of a 69-year-old woman with calciphylaxis due to primary hyperparathyroidism. A 0.5-g parathyroid adenoma was surgically removed, which resulted in complete recovery of the patient. Review of the literature revealed 7 other cases of calciphylaxis due to primary hyperparathyroidism and showed that prompt surgical removal of the autonomous parathyroid gland lesion results in clinical recovery of calciphylactic skin lesions.

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