Is There a New Kidney Disease?

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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.

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