Hemodialysis patients have frequent and various cutaneous manifestations of often hypothetical pathogenesis. Chronic renal failure (CRF) presents with an array of cutaneous manifestations. The objective was to evaluate the prevalence and nature of cutaneous lesions associated with CRF patients on hemodialysis patients.
Transversal and observational study of 53 patients with CRF on regular hemodialysis.
There were 28 women and 25 men. Their mean age was 44 year-old. All patients had cutaneous manifestations and 64% complained of dermatological signs. Cutaneous xerosis and pigmentation disorders were found in 96 and 94% of patients, respectively. Other manifestations were pallor (41%), pruritus (20.7%), a diffuse hair loss (35.8%) and nails changes (66%).
Cutaneous manifestations in hemodialysis patients are frequent polymorphous. Their incidence varies from 50 to 100% of the series. Their knowledge deserves a proper management by both dermatologists and nephrologists to improve the life quality of hemodialysis patients.