What are the dermatologic signs and symptoms of acute kidney injury (AKI)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Biruh T Workeneh, MD, PhD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Skin examination may reveal the following in patients with AKI:

  • Livedo reticularis, digital ischemia, butterfly rash
  • Palpable purpura: systemic vasculitis
  • Maculopapular rash: Allergic interstitial nephritis
  • Track marks (ie, intravenous drug abuse): Endocarditis

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