How should patients with calciphylaxis be monitored?

Updated: Feb 24, 2020
  • Author: Julia R Nunley, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Patients should be monitored for the potential development of a metabolic acidosis. Oral sodium thiosulfate has also been reported to suppress calciphylaxis, although or absorption may be poor. A 2 M (molar) solution can be prepared with 74.4 g in 150 mL free water; 2.6 g can be given orally daily or 3 times a week. Dose is limited by diarrhea.


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