Friday, June 8, 2018

steroid induced myopathy and liver transplant

Q: Which organ transplant patients are relatively more prone to steroid induced myopathy?

A) Kidney
B) Heart
C) liver
D) Lung
E) Pancreas 

Answer: C

About seven percent of patients may develop acute critical illness myopathy after liver transplant (OLT). As expected risk factors include severity of illness, dialysis requirement, and higher doses of glucocorticoids. Carnitine deficiency in liver failure patients is advocated as a contributory factor in these patients.



Campellone JV, Lacomis D, Kramer DJ, et al. Acute myopathy after liver transplantation. Neurology 1998; 50:46.

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