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|Title:||Systemic inflammatory response in a liver transplant recipient: a potential side effect of mycophenolate mofetil.|
|Authors:||Smith, Rebecca;Testro, Adam G|
|Affiliation:||Victorian Liver Transplant Unit, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia|
Department of Medicine, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
|Citation:||BMJ case reports 2018; online first: 28 March|
|Abstract:||Mycophenolate mofetil is a commonly used immunosuppressive medication in the postliver transplant setting where gastrointestinal side effects tend to predominate. However, in more recent times, emerging and rare side effects are being reported in the literature. We present a case of a patient who had a significant inflammatory response and associated marked weight loss with the uptitration in dose of mycophenolate mofetil. Extensive investigations were performed to exclude other infective, inflammatory or malignant aetiologies for these symptoms, however no other cause was identified. The patient had the medication ceased and subsequently had a dramatic improvement in his inflammatory markers and regained the weight lost while on the medication.|
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