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Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

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  • Posted By: steelermom1
  • March 10, 2008
  • 04:39 PM

Kidney patients should be aware that gadolinium contrast dyes used in MRI procedures have been linked to the onset of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) in people with pre-existing kidney problems. Dozens of lawsuits have been filed around the country because of this, and just last week, a new suit was filed against General Electric, which makes Omniscan, on behalf of a Philadelphia man who developed NSF.

If you are undergoing an MRI in the future, ask your doctor about this issue.

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