Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis: what have we learned?

@article{Goodlad2011EncapsulatingPS,
  title={Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis: what have we learned?},
  author={Catriona Goodlad and Edwina Anne Brown},
  journal={Seminars in nephrology},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={183-98}
}
Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a rare complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD), but carries significant morbidity and mortality. We review the clinical features and radiologic and histologic changes found at diagnosis of EPS. Although EPS is strongly associated with the duration of PD, the pathogenesis remains only partly understood. We discuss the mechanisms thought to underlie the abnormally thickened, sclerotic peritoneal membrane seen in long-term PD patients including… CONTINUE READING
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