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Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

Definition: A chronic, acquired, idiopathic, progressive eruption of the skin that occurs in the context of RENAL FAILURE. It is sometimes accompanied by systemic fibrosis. The pathogenesis seems to be multifactorial, with postulated involvement of circulating fibrocytes. There is a strong association between this disorder and the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

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