What is the role of biopsy in the workup 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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A skin biopsy is indicated for this condition. A deep biopsy, such as an incisional biopsy or a deep punch biopsy, should be performed. A sample of dermis, subcutaneous fat, and fascia should be obtained, if possible.


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