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Published: December 2007

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Kayexalate Intake (in Sorbitol) and Jejunal Diverticulitis, a Causative Role or an Innocent Bystander?

Pusztaszeri M.a · Christodoulou M.b · Proietti S.c · Seelentag W.a

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Departments of aPathology, bSurgery and cRadiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland

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Marc Pusztaszeri

Institute of Pathology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)

Rue du Bugnon 25

CH–1011 Lausanne (Switzerland)

Tel. +41 21 314 29 54, Fax +41 21 314 71 15, E-Mail Marc.Pusztaszeri@chuv.ch

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Small intestine diverticulosis is a rare entity that is asymptomatic in the majority of cases. However, it may cause serious complications, such as infection, hemorrhage, intestinal obstruction and diverticulitis. Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) in sorbitol has been associated with colonic necrosis and less frequently with upper gastrointestinal injuries in a subset of uremic patients treated for hyperkalemia. We report a case of jejunal diverticulosis with mucosal injury and diverticulitis in a uremic patient treated with Kayexalate and discuss the potential role of Kayexalate in the pathogenesis of diverticulitis.

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Abstract of Published: December 2007

Published online: December 04, 2007
Issue release date: July 2008

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 0

eISSN: 1662-0631 (Online)

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