Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy complicating liver transplantation

Bruce V. Taylor, Eelco F.M. Wijdicks, John J. Poterucha, Russel H. Weisner

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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 Marchked clinical improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)828-831
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of neurology
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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