Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: an emerging threat among renal patients.

  title={Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: an emerging threat among renal patients.},
  author={Danielle Dehoratius and Shawn Edwin Cowper},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  volume={19 3},
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), also known as nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy, is a scleroderma-like disease of the skin observed in patients with renal insufficiency. Since its recognition in 1997, relatively little has been published in the nephrology literature, despite indications that the disorder is becoming increasingly recognized in the United States and abroad. As nephrology professionals may be the first to encounter newly developing cases of NSF, it becomes imperative that they… CONTINUE READING
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