Tumoral calcinosis (Teutschlander disease) in a dialysis patient

P Binnani, V Aggarwal, M M Bahadur, N Fulara

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Tumoral calcinosis is an uncommon and severe complication of hemodialysis therapy. It is generally associated with the presence of the high serum calcium-and-phosphorus product. We report here a case of a patient on hemodialysis who presented with progressively increasing, multiple, tumor-like, subcutaneous swellings. These are rare manifestations of extraosseous calcification in uremic patients that are termed as tumoral calcinosis. A 25 year-old male presented with multiple, nodular, painful, cutaneous swellings all over his body that had been progressively increasing over the last four years. He was a known case of chronic glumerulonephritis who was on regular hemodialysis. The patient was investigated and diagnosed as having tumoral calcinosis and was treated with a low calcium dialysate of pure reverse osmosis water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-4
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Nephrology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2008


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