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Current Rheumatology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3971
ISSN (Online): 1875-6360

The Clinical Spectrum of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

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

Volume 6, Issue 3, 2010

Page: [176 - 179] Pages: 4

DOI: 10.2174/157339710791792702

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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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