Saturday, December 6, 2014

Q: Beside steroids which drug may cause hyperglycemia in post-transplant patients?

Answer: Tacrolimus

Hyperglycemia can occur in 33 to 47% of patients receiving tacrolimus. About 11 to 20% of patients develop Insulin-dependent diabetes post-transplant. In many patients it is reversible. It is found to be more common in blacks and in patients receiving high-dose steroids.

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