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Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy complicating liver transplantation

Citation

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

Abstract

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:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Central Nervous System
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Nervous System and Disorders
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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