Neuropsychiatric problems are common among liver transplant recipients, and immunosuppressant neurotoxicity is an important etiologic factor in the posttransplant period. Four typical cases of immunosuppressant neurotoxicity are presented from the clinical experience of the University of California, Los Angeles-Dumont Liver Transplant program. All patients presented with acute behavioral symptoms and received urgent psychiatric consultation; each proved to be suffering from a variant of immunosuppressive-related neurotoxicity. Correlative neuroimaging studies and descriptions of clinical course are included. Psychiatrists are urged to become familiar with the signs, symptoms, differential diagnosis, neuroimaging findings, and management of immunosuppressive neurotoxicity and secondary psychiatric disorders in solid organ recipients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Applied Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health