The spectrum of peritoneal fibrosing syndromes in peritoneal dialysis.

@article{Mactier2000TheSO,
  title={The spectrum of peritoneal fibrosing syndromes in peritoneal dialysis.},
  author={Robert A. Mactier},
  journal={Advances in peritoneal dialysis. Conference on Peritoneal Dialysis},
  year={2000},
  volume={16},
  pages={223-8}
}
A variable degree of diffuse peritoneal fibrosis has been documented in all patients who have been on long-term peritoneal dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis-induced diffuse peritoneal fibrosis varies from opacification and "tanning" of the peritoneum, which may have only a moderate detrimental effect on peritoneal transport kinetics, to a progressive, sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (SEP), which may lead to cessation of peritoneal dialysis and to death. Fewer than 1% of peritoneal dialysis… CONTINUE READING