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Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis

ABSTRACT. Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a rare but potentially lethal complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). Peritoneal tuberculosis is considered an etiologic factor. We report a case of EPS in a 40-year-old man who was switched to hemodialysis because of peritoneal tuberculosis after 2 years of PD. Because of the persistence of gastrointestinal symptoms and cachexia, laparoscopic exploration was performed, which revealed an important thickening of the peritoneal membrane sheathing the intestinal loops. Accordingly, a diagnosis of EPS was made. Anti-tuberculosis treatment associated with a low dose of corticosteroids stabilized the disease.


Auteur(s) : M. M. Cisse1, D. Dia2, S. M. Seck1, M. Cisse3, E. F. Ka1, S. Gueye1, A. O.L. Tall1, A. Niang1, B. Diouf1
Pages : 1203-1206
Année de publication : 2013
Revue : Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : DIA Daouda