Diffuse soft tissue and vascular calcification in systemic lupus erythematosus with chronic kidney disease

YILDIZ F., KELLE B., Tas D. A., KAYA B., Altun E., ERKEN E.

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR RHEUMATOLOGIE, vol.73, no.8, pp.754-757, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00393-014-1355-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.754-757
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


The systemic disorder of mineral and bone metabolism which is related to chronic kidney disease (CKD) is called mineral and bone disorder (MBD). Calcifications related to CKD-MBD may occur in ophthalmic tissue, arterial walls, subcutaneous and periarticular soft tissues and organs. The vascular calcifications are the most important causes of mortality and morbidity in CKD. Here, we present a case of systemic lupus erythematosus with early and disseminated calcifications of vascular and periarticular soft tissues related to CKD-MBD.