FANDOM


Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis
Pathology
Type

Dermatological

Cause(s)

Usually exposure to gallium, often from contrast used in an MRI, particularly in patients with kidney problems

Symptoms

Large areas of hardened skin with nodules and plaques made up of connective tissue

Mortality Rate

Low

Treatments

Supportive

Show Information
  [Source]

Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is a very rare condition where scarring occurs on the skin, joints, eyes and organs. Its exact cause is not understood, but it appears to be correlated to persons who have received gadolinium contrast agents while suffering from severe kidney disease. It is more common in patients who have had dialysis or who are suffering from an infection.

Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis at Wikipedia

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.