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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