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Table 1 Vascular calcification and risk factors

From: POEMS syndrome and calciphylaxis: an unrecognized cause of abnormal small vessel calcification

  POEMS syndrome Disease control P-value
  (n = 75) (n = 86)  
Gender; men:women 52:23 62:24 0.70
Age (years); mean (SD) 57 (11) 59 (14) 0.19
Calciphylaxis    
Skin ulcer (%) 4 % 0 % 0.097
 CTa 17 % 0 % 0.00079
Vascular risk factor    
 Diabetes 19 % 20 % 0.86
 Hypertension 33 % 29 % 0.56
 Hyperlipidemia 31 % 45 % 0.056
  1. Disease controls include patients with various neurodegenerative or inflammatory diseases (see text)
  2. aSmall vessel calcification in the soft tissue of the hip/thigh