Uremic frost

Chin-Chi Kuo; Jin-Bon Hung; Ching-Wei Tsai; Yung-Ming Chen
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, pE800
Academic Journal
The article presents the case of a 62-year-old man with a diabetic nephropathy history who had been a non-compliant with dialysis therapy. It says that the patient had friable white crystals on his face which was thought to be uremic frost. It states that the patient was diagnosed with uremic encephalopathy and was admitted to the intensive care unit for hemodialysis. It mentions that uremic frost is a result of sweat evaporation that contains high levels of urea and nitrogenous waste products.


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