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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 73  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106-108

Cutaneous manifestations in renal failure patients: A case series

S Banerjee 
 Skin Centre, Military Hospital, Jalandhar Cantonment, India

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S Banerjee
Consultant Dermatologist, Skin Centre, Military Hospital, Jalandhar Cantt - 144005

Cutaneous involvement in renal disease is due to a host of factors ranging from metabolic disturbances to immunosuppressive drugs. Herein we report a series of six cases of renal failure with varied cutaneous manifestations ranging from infections to neoplasms due to prolonged immunosuppression. Our first case had cutaneous cryptococcosis where skin lesions gave a clue to the diagnosis of altered sensorium and underlying meningitis. The second case initially presented with florid warts and was treated successfully but later presented with an explosive recurrence of skin lesions due to malignant transformation. Our third case had basal cell carcinoma over the presternal region that was successfully treated with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy. Our fourth case had diabetic nephropathy that presented with septicemia and purpura fulminans. The last case had cutaneous manifestations of drug therapy because of heparin infusion. To conclude, cutaneous manifestations in patients with renal failure are varied and a high degree of suspicion is needed for early diagnosis and aggressive treatment to effectively combat mortality and morbidity.

How to cite this article:
Banerjee S. Cutaneous manifestations in renal failure patients: A case series.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007;73:106-108

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Banerjee S. Cutaneous manifestations in renal failure patients: A case series. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Jun 4 ];73:106-108
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