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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-21

Clinicoepidemiological study of skin manifestations in patients of chronic renal failure on hemodialysis

Department of Dermatology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, India

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Supriya P Deshmukh
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.105458

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Background: Chronic renal failure (CRF) is associated with a variety of cutaneous manifestations as a result of underlying etiology as well as the various treatment modalities. Aim: To evaluate the prevalence of various dermatoses in patients with CRF on hemodialysis and to study the effect of hemodialysis on the intensity of pruritus. Materials and Methods: A total of 35 patients of CRF on hemodialysis having at least one cutaneous manifestation were included in the study. Results: Twenty-four (68.71%) cases in our study belonged to the age group of 50-69 years, out of which 16 cases were in the sixth decade. Xerosis and pruritus occurred in 80% and 65.71% of cases, respectively. Other common findings included pallor (68.57%), dyspigmentation (34.29%), cutaneous infections (34.39%), acquired perforating dermatosis (17.4%), and nail changes (60%). Hemodialysis failed to improve pruritus in 17 (73.9%) of our patients. Twenty-six patients (74.28%) suffered from hypertension, 13 of them also were known cases of type II diabetes mellitus. Five patients suffered exclusively from type II diabetes mellitus. Conclusions: In our small study, xerosis was the commonest finding and pruritus, the commonest symptom. The intensity of pruritus was largely unaffected by hemodialysis.

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