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BRIEF REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-86

Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: A rare complication following exposure to gadolinium-based contrast media


Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan

Correspondence Address:
Dr Seema Hashmi
Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Chand Bibi Road, Ranchore Lane, Karachi 74200
Pakistan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AJPN.AJPN_28_18

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Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a rare complication following exposure to gadolinium-based contrast media. Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are widely used for imaging throughout the world. NSF, formerly known as nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy, is a rare progressive fibrosing disorder associated with administration of GBCA in patients with severely compromised renal functions. The condition is well reported in adults, but pediatric cases are rarely reported. Out of 1280 cases in the literature of NSF associated with GBCA, only 12 were found in the pediatric age group. We are reporting a pediatric case of a 7-year-old child with chronic kidney disease Stage VD, who developed NSF following magnetic resonance imaging.


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