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Dr. Serena Guiducci  
Department of Biomedicine, Division of Rheumatology
University of Florence
Florence
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The Clinical Spectrum of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

Author(s): Dirk M. Elston, Michael Girardi.

Abstract:

Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a serious and potentially life-threatening systemic fibrosing disorder. The condition is strongly linked to renal disease and significant evidence suggests an association with prior exposure to gadolinium-containing contrast agents, especially when used at higher doses for magnetic resonance angiography. This paper describes the clinical spectrum of disease as well as features that should suggest a diagnosis of NSF.

Keywords: Renal disease, gadolinium, contrast, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy, diagnosis

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Article Details

VOLUME: 6
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2010
Page: [176 - 179]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/157339710791792702
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