Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: a report of the Japanese Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis Study Group.

@article{Nomoto1996SclerosingEP,
  title={Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: a report of the Japanese Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis Study Group.},
  author={Yoshihito Nomoto and Yoshindo Kawaguchi and Hitoshi Kubo and Hirotsugu Hirano and Shinji Sakai and Kiyoshi Kurokawa},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={1996},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={420-7}
}
Patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) who developed sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (SEP) were retrospectively studied in 130 centers in Japan. Among 6,923 patients undergoing CAPD between 1980 and 1994 only 62 (0.9%) given CAPD developed SEP. There were 38 men and 24 women, ranging in age from 20 to 87 years (average age, 48.3 years). These 62 patients developed SEP 10 to 138 months (average, 65.4 months) after starting CAPD. The average frequency of… CONTINUE READING
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