Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis in paediatric peritoneal dialysis patients: The experience of the Italian Registry of Pediatric Chronic Dialysis

Enrico Vidal, Alberto Edefonti, Flora Puteo, Roberto Chimenz, Bruno Gianoglio, Giancarlo Lavoratti, Giovanna Leozappa, Silvio Maringhini, Francesca Mencarelli, Carmine Pecoraro, Ilse Maria Ratsch, Rossella Cannavò, Tommaso De Palo, Sara Testa, Luisa Murer, Enrico Verrina

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Abstract

BackgroundPaediatric literature about encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is limited and comes primarily from anecdotic experiences. In this study, we described the incidence and characteristics of EPS in a large paediatric chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) patient population.MethodsWe reviewed files of patients starting CPD at 12 months of age from the same registry (1:28.3 CPD-months). The mortality rate was 43%. A more aggressive course and an association with calcineurin inhibitors were observed in transplanted patients. ConclusionsSurveillance for EPS should be maintained in high-risk children who received long-term PD even after years from CPD withdrawal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1603-1609
Number of pages7
JournalNephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

Keywords

  • Children
  • Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis
  • Peritoneal dialysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation

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