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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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CASE REPORT Table of Contents   
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1203-1206
Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis


1 Nephrology Department of Teaching Hospital, Aristide LE DANTEC, Dakar, Senegal
2 Gastroenterology Department of Teaching Hospital, Aristide LE DANTEC, Dakar, Senegal
3 Surgery Department of Teaching Hospital, Aristide LE DANTEC, Dakar, Senegal

Correspondence Address:
M M Cisse
Assistant, Nephrology Department of Teaching Hospital, Aristide LE DANTEC, Dakar
Senegal
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.121291

PMID: 24231485

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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.


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