Friday, January 05, 2007

Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

This is a newly emerging entity (resource links here) occurring in patients with varying degrees of renal impairment. The more severe the renal disease the greater the risk, irrespective of the type of renal disease. Recently it has been associated with the use of gadolinium based magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents in patients with renal disease as described in this Medscape alert.

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