Published in Proteomics Weekly, April 5th, 2004
"Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD) is a disorder characterized by dramatic thickening and hardening of skin in the extremities and trunk, which occurs in individuals on dialysis for renal disease. The pathophysiology is unknown. Increased transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) and collagen deposition have been reported in a small group of patients studied by Jimenez et al.," researchers in the United States report.
"We report two patients with NFD and osteoclast-like giant cells in the fibrotic dermis; one...
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