TITLE

Uremic frost

AUTHOR(S)
Chin-Chi Kuo; Jin-Bon Hung; Ching-Wei Tsai; Yung-Ming Chen
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, pE800
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
55706235

 

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