What are the adverse effects of using corticosteroids following 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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The use of steroids is associated with many adverse effects, including hypertension, cushingoid appearance, personality changes, weight gain, dyslipidemia, osteoporosis, hyperglycemia, diabetes, cataracts, and increased risk of infection.


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