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Crystal-induced lower GI necrosis in a posttransplant recipient with diverticular disease


 Department of Nephrology, Madras Medical Mission Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Gerogi Abraham,
Madras Medical Mission Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600 037
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DOI: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_564_20

We report the case of a 67-year-old male kidney transplant recipient for 12 years with sodium polystyrene sulfonate crystal-induced ileocecal colitis. He had adult polycystic kidney disease with associated colonic diverticular disease. Here, we describe how a potentially fatal complication of colonic perforation was averted with appropriate investigations and management.


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