Capsule Endoscopy in the investigation of renal transplant recipients with chronic diarrhea
Boletis, J. N.
Aim of the study: Diarrhea is a common but mostly unexplained symptom in renal transplant recipients (RTRs). We used capsule endoscopy to investigate the small bowel of
RTRs with chronic diarrhea and normal upper and lower
tract endoscopy. Patients and methods: We prospectively
enrolled RTRs with chronic diarrhea and non-immunocompromised patients with normal renal function and diarrhea (control group) that underwent capsule endoscopy. Results: Eighteen RTRs and 26 controls were included in the study. Findings were noted in 65.9% of the RTRs and in 19.2% of the controls. Findings considered as causative were detected in 33.3% of the RTRs and in 7.7% of the controls (Fisher's Exact Test x2=4.701, p