Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
Other Names for this Disease
- Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy
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contractures, and pruritis (itching). The skin findings are similar to those seen in patients with scleroderma. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis was first described in 1997. Being exposed to gadolinium-containing contrast agents during MRI testing has been identified as a significant risk factor for development of this disease.Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is a condition that affects different parts of the body, particularly the skin. Symptoms of the condition may include progressive swelling and tightening of the skin, sometimes resulting in
Last updated: 4/24/2013
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- Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. http://www.mayoclinic.org/nephrogenic-systemic-fibrosis/. Accessed 4/24/2013.
- The International Scleroderma Network (ISN) provides information on nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy since the skin symptoms of NFD are scleroderma-like. Click on the ISN link to view the information.
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- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.