Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a very rare condition in children. Nevertheless, EPS should be considered when a child with a history of peritoneal dialysis (PD) presents with signs of bowel obstruction. We describe a child with post-transplantation EPS and discuss risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options. CT scan should be performed promptly to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment consists of cessation of the PD, if applicable, and adequate nutrition, either parenteral or enteral. Further medical therapy remains controversial but may involve steroids and/or interruption of calcineurin inhibitors.

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doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfr435, hdl.handle.net/1765/34007
Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Tan, R., Betjes, M., & Cransberg, K. (2011). Post-transplantation encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis in a young child. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation, 26(11), 3822–3824. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfr435