What is the role of hypercoagulable conditions in the etiology of calciphylaxis?

Updated: Feb 24, 2020
  • Author: Julia R Nunley, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Hypercoagulable conditions, including protein C and protein S deficiencies, vitamin K deficiency, and the presence of a circulating anticoagulant have been described in a number of patients. [25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 24] However, conditions of hypercoagulability are not found uniformly. If they do exist, they could possibly precipitate or exacerbate calciphylaxis in a predisposed patient.


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