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Year: 2010  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 5  |  Page No.: 468 - 470

A case of CMV infection and encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis in a renal transplant recipient

H Kim, E Hwang, S Park and S. Han

Abstract

Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a rare but severe complication of peritoneal dialysis. It has been reported that the condition of patients with EPS may improve after renal transplantation. However, there are also several reports of EPS occurring after renal transplantation. In this report, we present a patient who developed EPS combined with gastrointestinal cytomegalovirus infection 21 months after successful renal transplantation, despite the use of tacrolimus and low-dose steroid as maintenance immunosuppression.

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