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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 6831703, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6831703
Case Report

A Case of Nonuremic Calciphylaxis in a Caucasian Woman

1Canberra Hospital, ACT Health, Canberra, ACT, Australia
2Woden Dermatology, Phillip, ACT, Australia

Correspondence should be addressed to Bonnie Fergie; moc.liamg@eigrefeinnob

Received 19 October 2016; Accepted 14 November 2016; Published 16 January 2017

Academic Editor: Jacek Cezary Szepietowski

Copyright © 2017 Bonnie Fergie et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report a case of nonuremic calcific arteriolopathy (NUCA) in an 82-year-old Caucasian woman from rural Australia. The patient had no history of kidney disease or dialysis. NUCA is rare disease suspected on cutaneous and clinical features and diagnosed by characteristic findings on skin biopsy and vasculature imaging. Calcification induced microvascular occlusion in the absence of renal failure may not be immediately apparent. Clinical suspicion and appropriate investigations are essential for making a diagnosis. A diagnosis of NUCA may be missed given the rarity of the disease, and dermatologists and patients alike would benefit from a greater awareness of this disease.