How is nephrogenic systemic fibrosis diagnosed?

The only way to be certain is to have a deep skin biopsy (where tissue is taken for microscopic examination). A doctor would most likely only order such a test if he or she had reason to believe the patient may have nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 04/18/2018.


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