Adult respiratory distress syndrome and convulsions associated with administration of cyclosporine in liver transplant recipients.

A "capillary leak" syndrome resulting from cyclosporine-induced membrane toxicity has been postulated as the cause of convulsions and pulmonary edema in bone marrow transplant recipients. We describe here the occurrence of similar complications in a group of 21 adults receiving liver transplants since July 1982. Of 12 patients treated with i.v. cyclosporine… CONTINUE READING