Skin Changes of Patients on Dialysis Treatment

  • Todor Petkov
  • Rossitza Dencheva
  • Nikolay Tsankov

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2010;4(3):0-0


Renal transplantation and dialysis (haemo or peritoneal dialysis) are the only therapeutic options of patients suffering from the end stage renal disease (ESRD). Unfortunately these treatment modalities are accompanied by considerable number of side effects some of which can affect the skin. Part of these unwanted reactions is due to immunosuppressive therapy administrated by patients with renal transplantation. The main goal of this review is to describe the most common skin changes observed in people with ESRD, the evolution of these changes in the course of dialysis treatment and even appearance of new lesions in the period after the renal transplantation.

Keywords: end stage renal disease (ESRD), dialysis, skin changes