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Skin problems and dialysis

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Some patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are on dialysis may notice some unpleasant changes in their skin. Three skin conditions that sometimes affect those on dialysis include itching (pruritus), dry skin (xerosis) and skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation). Learning why these skin conditions happen, and what can be done to prevent or ease the problem, can help keep skin as healthy as possible.

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