We present a patient with a history of end-stage renal disease, who developed skin lesions in the bilateral calves a month after the initiation of hemodialysis. The lesions were biopsied, and the histological findings were consistent with a diagnosis of calciphylaxis. The patient had a baseline pretreatment bone scan that showed extensive systemic disease. The patient died 20 days after the imaging study. A review of the literature on bone scans and calciphylaxis is presented.
Calciphylaxis Bone scan Bone scintigraphy End-stage renal disease
1.University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Nuclear Medicine Program, Department of Radiology and Center for Molecular and Functional Imaging (CMFI) at China BasinUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
2.Department of PathologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
3.Department of DermatologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
4.University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Nuclear Medicine San Francisco Veteran Affairs, Department of RadiologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA