Uremic Frost

Bhattarai, Nimesh; Panda, Mukta
December 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Dec2008, Vol. 83 Issue 12, p1309
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the causes and symptoms of uremic frost, an uncommon dermatologic manifestation of profound azotemia. According to the article, the dermatological manifestation of serious azotemia is rarely seen due to early dialysis intervention. It is stated that the concentration of urea in sweat increases largely when the blood urea nitrogen level is high. Moreover, evaporation of sweat with high urea concentration causes urea to crystallize and deposit on the skin.


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