Dermatological Diseases in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

J Nephropathol. 2013 Apr;2(2):104-9. doi: 10.12860/JNP.2013.17. Epub 2013 Apr 1.

Abstract

Context: There are a variety of dermatological diseases that are more commonly seen in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and renal transplants than the general population.

Evidence acquisitions: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Google Scholar, Pubmed (NLM), LISTA (EBSCO) and Web of Science has been searched.

Results: Some cutaneous diseases are clearly unique to this population. Of them, Lindsay's Nails, xerosis cutis, dryness of the skin, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and acquired perforating dermatosis have been described in chronic kidney disease patients. The most common malignancy found in all transplant recipients is non-melanoma skin cancer.

Conclusions: It is important for patients and physicians to recognize the manifestations of skin disease in patients suffering from chronic kidney disease to mitigate the morbidity associated with these conditions.

Keywords: Chronic kidney disease; Dermatological diseases; Malignancy; Renal transplantation.

Publication types

  • Review