M. ROBSON, M.D., M.R.C.P.(L); O.G. OREOPOULOS, M.D.
ROBSON M, OREOPOULOS O. Dialysis in Scleroderma. Ann Intern Med. 1978;88:843. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-6-843
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(6):843.
To the editor: Patients with scleroderma have been reported to have reduced urea and creatinine peritoneal clearances below those of patients with uncomplicated chronic renal failure (1). Attempts have been made to increase the reduced clearances by use of intraperitoneal vasodilators (2). Since this knowledge of reduced clearances in scleroderma may deter nephrologists from considering such patients for peritoneal dialysis, we thought it appropriate to publish our own findings in two patients with scleroderma undergoing peritoneal dialysis. Both patients were women, aged 47 and 54 years, had been dialyzed for 9 and 10 months, respectively, and were virtually anuric. Both
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