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Title: Acute-onset, steroid-sensitive, encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis in a renal transplant recipient
Authors: Dejagere, Tom ×
Evenepoel, Pieter
Claes, Kathleen
Kuypers, Dirk
Maes, Bart
Vanrenterghem, Yves #
Issue Date: Feb-2005
Publisher: W.B. Saunders
Series Title: American Journal of Kidney Diseases vol:45 issue:2 pages:e33-7
Abstract: Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis is a severe complication of peritoneal dialysis. Immunosuppressive drugs have been claimed to be helpful in the treatment of this disease, although the pathophysiological background is poorly understood. In this report, we present a patient with encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis after successful renal transplantation. Maintenance immunosuppressive therapy consisted of mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, and low-dose corticosteroids. The patient was treated successfully with high doses of corticosteroids. A subsequent relapse of the encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis, probably resulting from fast tapering of the corticosteroid dose, responded well to an increase in corticosteroid dose. Our case strongly supports a therapeutic role for high-dose steroids in the treatment of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis during its initial inflammatory stage.
ISSN: 0272-6386
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Nephrology
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