March 15, 2011

Posttransplantation Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis Contributes Significantly to Mortality after Kidney Transplantation

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Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis is a rare but serious complication of peritoneal dialysis. It has also been reported as appearing after transplantation in patients who were on PD pre-transplant. This retrospective multicenter study shows that post-transplant EPS is associated with a high rate of mortality, and may present many years after transplantation.

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