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Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical and experimental dermatology
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
3
Pages
258–260
Identifiers
PMID: 15115505
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD) is an uncommon, recently described fibrotic skin disorder that has been observed in patients with end-stage renal disease. We describe a 81-year-old man with end-stage renal disease who developed NFD in the seventh year of haemodialysis. Laboratory investigations revealed considerably increased circulating immune complexes and anti double stranded DNA antibodies. Because the pathogenesis of NFD may not entirely be attributable to haemodialysis, the role of circulating factors in the development of cutaneous manifestations requires further investigation.

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