Saturday, October 6, 2018

Uremic frost

Q: What is Uremic frost?

Answer: Uremic frost is a dermatological manifestation of severe azotemia. When blood urea nitrogen level is high, the concentration of urea in sweat increases greatly. Evaporation of sweat with high urea concentration causes urea to crystallize and get deposited on the skin.



 Mohit Mathur Amith V.L. D'Souza Vinay Malhotra Dhananjai Agarwal Pankaj Beniwal - Uremic frost.  Clinical Kidney Journal, Volume 7, Issue 4, 1 August 2014, Pages 418–419

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