By Gary M. White, MD
Photograph courtesy of Steven H. Goldberg, MD
Uremic frost is the presence of a white substance on the skin of patients with severe renal failure.
- The sweat in these patients contains high concentrations of urea and other nitrogenous waste products.
- As the sweat evaporates, these products crystallize on skin leaving a white granular substance.
Uremic frost. Indian Dermatol Online J 2014;5, Suppl S1:58
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