Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis Increases with Time on PD

EPS is a devastating PD complication that can be lethal. An Italian clinic looked back at 30 years worth of data and found EPS prevalence rates of 2.8% overall among 920 patients: 0.4% for <2 years of PD, 3% at 2-4 years, 4% at 4-6 years, 6% at 6-8 years, 8% at 8-10 years, 75% by 12-14 years, and 67% for those with 14+ years of PD. Steroid treatment helped reduce mortality.

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