Is There a New Kidney Disease?


HealthDay News has reported a new deadly disease called Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF). Research has found that, gadolinium, a common agent used in MRI scans, is the cause of kidney patients developing NSF. Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis characterized as the “thickening and hardening of the skin.” A study led by Jonathan Kay of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, reported that 48 percent of kidney patients diagnosed with NSF had a greater death rate. These reports are published in the October issue of the Arthritis & Rheumatism.

Read more on this new deadly disease


    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

    You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

    Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: