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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 458--460

Combined surgical and immunosupressive therapy for encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis

PK Bipi, N Gracious, S Kumar, J George 
 Department of Nephrology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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India

Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is an infrequent but serious complication of long-term peritoneal dialysis with 50% mortality and lack consensus on treatment. The pathogenesis of EPS is ill understood, and diagnosis lacks specificity and relies on clinical, radiographic and microscopic evaluation. Since there is no general agreement on managing EPS, we report a case treated successfully with surgery followed by immunosuppressive therapy with tamoxifen and steroids. He later successfully underwent deceased donor renal transplantation.

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Bipi P K, Gracious N, Kumar S, George J. Combined surgical and immunosupressive therapy for encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis.Indian J Nephrol 2016;26:458-460

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Bipi P K, Gracious N, Kumar S, George J. Combined surgical and immunosupressive therapy for encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Jul 3 ];26:458-460
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