What was the McNeill and Barr theory of the pathogenesis of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF)?

Updated: May 22, 2018
  • Author: Noah S Scheinfeld, JD, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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In 2002, McNeill and Barr hypothesized that patients with hepatitis C who were undergoing hemodialysis would be at increased risk for this disorder because of increased levels of basic fibroblast growth factor, transforming growth factor-beta1, or both.


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