Treatment of medically refractory hypercalcemic crisis
The International Journal of Artificial Organs, 07/27/2012
Au S et al. – A 58–year–old patient was admitted to the intensive care unit for severe hypercalcemia complicated with status epilepticus, hypertensive crisis and acute renal failure. Renal replacement therapy was explored as a method for treating medically refractory hypercalcemia. This is the first case of hypercalcemia treated with continuous venovenous hemofiltration with epoprostenol anticoagulation. This method avoids some of the pitfalls of using intermittent hemodialysis. It is also a rare example of hypercalcemia induced posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome.