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Monday September 22, 2014

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Q: What is Uremic frost?



Answer: Uremic frost is a dermatological manifestation of severe azotemia. When the 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 deposit on the skin.

 
 
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