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An emerging and devastating acute abdomen in a patient under peritoneal dialysis: encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18272118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) has been applied to patients with end-stage renal disease for more than 2 decades. It should raise physicians' concern about the serious complications of prolonged PD therapy, particularly encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS), the most potentially life-threatening one. The prevalence and mortality rate of EPS increase as PD duration increases. We report a case of EPS presented with blood-tinged effluents and abdominal pain.
Hsin-Chi Lin; Ruei-Fang Wang; Chien-Chih Chen; Tzong-Luen Wang; Chee-Fah Chong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1532-8171     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-14     Completed Date:  2008-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245.e3-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Emergency Department, Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei 111, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen, Acute / etiology*
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
Peritoneal Cavity / pathology*
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory / adverse effects*
Peritoneal Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*

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