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Calciphylaxis of the penis: a unique cause of Fourniers gangrene
Departments of Urology and Pathology, Dalhousie University, QEII Hospital, Halif
Oct  2001 (Vol.  8, Issue  5, Pages( 1377 - 1379)


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  • Calciphylaxis is a rare disease that is caused by calcium deposition in medium and small sized vessels of the skin causing ischemic necrosis. These lesions often become infected and cause septicemia. We report a unique case of penile and scrotal calciphylaxis that rapidly progressed to Fournier's gangrene. We review the etiology of calciphylaxis and also its management.