Nephrology

Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

Thursday, 28 April 2011 07:38
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Background: A 61-year-old female with end-stage renal disease who was undergoing hemodialysis presented with an 8-week history of upper and lower extremity weakness associated with skin tightness and contractures.

Investigations: Physical examination, blood analysis, electromyogram and skin biopsy.

Diagnosis: Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy/nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.

Management: Methylprednisolone, thalidomide and physical therapy.

 

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