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      Successful Treatment of Tumoral Calcinosis Using CAPD Combined with Hemodialysis with Low-Calcium Dialysate

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          Successful treatment of tumoral calcinosis using continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) combined with hemodialysis is described. A 32-year-old male patient with a 2-year history of CAPD rapidly developed multiple metastatic calcification (tumoral calcinosis) adjacent to his fingers, elbows, and knee joints. Tests showed severe hyperphosphatemia, moderate hypercalcemia, and increased Ca-P product without elevation of intact parathyroid hormone. An enlarged parathyroid gland was not found by echography. In order to rapidly lower the excessive Ca and P levels, a combined therapy with CAPD and vigorous transient hemodialysis using a low-Ca dialysate was performed. In parallel, the patient was given calcitonin, bisphosphonate, and short-term Al to ameliorate the metastatic calcifications more effectively. The result was dramatic with disappearance of the tumoral calcinosis as well as improvement in subjective symptoms within a few months. The present case suggests that combined therapy with hemodialysis and CAPD using a low-Ca dialysate, together with Ca-modulating agents, can be effective in ameliorating tumoral calcinosis in patients on CAPD.

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          Journal
          BPU
          Blood Purif
          10.1159/issn.0253-5068
          Blood Purification
          S. Karger AG
          0253-5068
          1421-9735
          1998
          February 1998
          12 February 1998
          : 16
          : 1
          : 43-48
          Affiliations
          a Division of Nephrology, Saiseikai Central Hospital, and b Department of Internal Medicine II, Jikei University, Tokyo, Japan
          Article
          14312 Blood Purif 1998;16:43–48
          10.1159/000014312
          9513762
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Figures: 4, Tables: 2, References: 20, Pages: 6
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