Epidermal and follicular calciphylaxis

Alvin Jr Solomon, S. L. Comite, J. T. Headington

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A patient with secondary hyperparathyroidism due to chronic renal failure developed epidermal and follicular calcification without concomitant dermal calcification in the lesions of toxic epidermal necrolysis. We propose that the combination of keratinocyte necrosis and an elevated serum calcium-phosphorus product resulted in epidermal calciphylaxis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-285
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cutaneous Pathology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Solomon, A. J., Comite, S. L., & Headington, J. T. (1988). Epidermal and follicular calciphylaxis. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 15(5), 282-285.