Is the psoriasis related to the ESRD? I don't know if there is any link....I'm just wondering? I had severe itching problems related to my extremely high phosporus levels but once that became more stable, the severe itching went away. I was itching so bad I clawed myself and drew blood.
No, it's not related. He had psoriasis long before we even knew about his kidney problems (kidney related to birth defect). I read somewhere in the forum about the itching you described....but his is nothing related to that....however the large spots that used to appear on his back (where kidneys are located), don't show up anymore during the severe outbreaks (that are constant now without the right medication)....but the itching is just as bad, if not worse, most days....although, some to think of it, you bring up a very good point....he itches even worse (if you can imagine that) when his phos. level is even slightly more out of whack than usual. Oh happy days!