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Journal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.4, No. 4)

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Page : 689-692

Keywords : chronic renal disease; dermatologic manifestations; hemodialysis;

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Chronic renal failure presents with various cutaneous manifestations The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency and pattern of cutaneous manifestations among patients with chronic renal failure on regular haemodyalisis. This is a prospective study of 65 patients with chronic kidney disease on haemodyalisis presenting at University Hospital Centre “Mother Theresa” in during the period February 2012- September 2014. All patients were examined by a dermatologist examined to assess the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. Of the 65 studied patients, 30 (46%) were women and 35 (54%) were men with a mean age of 49.2 ± 15.8 years. The duration of hemodialysis was 27.8 ± 11.0 months. Dermatologic examination revealed that 63 patients (97%) suffered from at least 1 type of skin problems. Xerosis (56.9%), puritus (47.7%) and pallor (23.1%) were the most frequent dermatological manifestations. Hair, problems were present in 43 (66.2%) patients, nail disorders were present in 42 (64.6%) patients whereas oral mucosal disorders were present in 31 (47.7%) patients. Cutaneous alterations are frequent in patients with chronic renal disease. All the patients should follow up regularly dermatological examination to reduce the morbidity.

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