What are the treatment options for patients with an elevated calcium-phosphate product and calciphylaxis?

Updated: Feb 24, 2020
  • Author: Julia R Nunley, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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In patients with an elevated calcium-phosphate product, serum calcium and phosphate concentrations must be brought to low-normal levels as quickly and safely as possible. [47, 48] Conservative therapy should be tried first, with dietary alteration, use of noncalcium, nonaluminum phosphate binders and low-calcium bath dialysis. [49] Some benefit may be achieved with increasing the frequency or duration of dialysis sessions.


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