A case of nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy/nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

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Abstract

Background

A 61-year-old female with end-stage renal disease who was undergoing hemodialysis presented with an 8-week history of upper and lower extremity weakness associated with skin tightness and contractures.

Investigations

Physical examination, blood analysis, electromyogram and skin biopsy.

Diagnosis

Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy/nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.

Management

Methylprednisolone, thalidomide and physical therapy.

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