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Why is there not much knowledge about nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, that it also happens to people who had healthy kidneys before the gadolinium?

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Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 33 years experience
Under reporting?: Under reporting and delayed onset are the cause. Read more here...http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1097889-overview#3.
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Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 52 years experience
See answer: Nephrogenic systemic sclerosis (nsf) is a very unusual occurrence in patients with severely impaired renal function (stage 4 and 5 chronic kidney disease) who have had gadolinium contrast. A large number of these patients had a gadolinium product that did not “bind” the gadolinium as effectively, allowing chelation – this drug is no longer used. Nsf does not occur in patients with normal or onl.
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