Annals of African Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 181--184

Penile gangrene due to calcific uremic arteriopathy


Adamu Bappa1, Fayaz Hakim2, Mustafa Ahmad3, Abdullahi Assirri4 
1 Department of Medicine, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
2 Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota, USA
3 Department of Medicine, Nephrology Unit, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Unit, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Adamu Bappa
Nephrology Unit, Department of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
Nigeria

Calcific uremic arteriopathy (CUA) is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and secondary hyperparathyroidism. It typically presents with ischemic necrosis involving areas of adiposity in the body mainly the trunk, buttocks, or proximal extremity. Patients can also present with digital ischemia and more rarely penile gangrene. The pathogenesis of CUA is not yet clear but several putative factors, mainly hyperparathyroidism and related metabolic abnormalities are implicated. A number of conditions can mimic CUA clinically and should be differentiated from it. We present in the current study, a patient who presented with progressive penile gangrene and skin necrosis due to CUA. We review the current understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis/differential diagnosis, and management of this rare but potentially life-threatening complication of ESRD.


How to cite this article:
Bappa A, Hakim F, Ahmad M, Assirri A. Penile gangrene due to calcific uremic arteriopathy.Ann Afr Med 2011;10:181-184


How to cite this URL:
Bappa A, Hakim F, Ahmad M, Assirri A. Penile gangrene due to calcific uremic arteriopathy. Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Jul 16 ];10:181-184
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