Derek Larson*, 1, Siddiq Anwar2, Tushar J. Vachharajani3, Daniel Hafenrichter4
1 Department of Nephrology, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St Louis, MO, USA
2 Department of Sunde
rland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, UK
3 Department of W.G. (Bill) Hefner Veterans Affairs Medical Center,
Salisbury, NC, USA
4 Department of Midwest Vascular and General Surgery, St. Louis, MO, USA
Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) developed in an African American male who had been on Peritoneal Dialysis for nine years. During his hospitalization for peritonitis, he continued to clinically deteriorate with refractory abdominal pain, vomiting, and anorexia requiring Total Parenteral Nutrition. This case demonstrates the importance of prompt EPS diagnosis and the technical challenges associated with surgical treatment.
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