How is induction achieved at the time of liver transplantation?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Lemi Luu, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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At the time of transplant, induction is achieved with high-dose corticosteroids and antithymocyte globulin or monoclonal antibody, followed by the addition of azathioprine and cyclosporine. [1] Survival of the allograft and the patient is made possible by immunosuppression following transplantation.


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