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Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy complicating liver transplantation


Taylor, BV and Wijdicks, EF and Poterucha, JJ and Weisner, RH, Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy complicating liver transplantation, Annals of Neurology, 38, (5) pp. 828-831. ISSN 0364-5134 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1002/ana.410380519


We report on a patient who had chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy following liver transplantation for hepatitis B-induced fulminate hepatic failure. Possible symptomatic recurrence of hepatitis B in the graft prompted a reduction in the cyclosporine dosage, which may have triggered the immune response leading to demyelination. Initial plasma exchange and then intravenous immune globulin after relapse led to marked clinical improvement.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Central nervous system
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Taylor, BV (Professor Bruce Taylor)
ID Code:71725
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:20
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2011-08-03
Last Modified:2011-08-03

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