A Down Syndrome Patient Treated by Peritoneal Dialysis Academic Article uri icon


  • Down syndrome patients are apparently not suited for peritoneal dialysis because of lacking cooperation. We report on an adult Down syndrome patient living in a difficult social environment suffering from ESRD due to posterior urethral valve. Comorbid conditions include decreased left ventricular function, hepatitis B carrier stage and hypothyroidism. The committed mother of the patient treats the patient successfully by peritoneal dialysis for a period of two years without episode of peritonitis.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002