Intractable ascites associated with mycophenolate in a simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant patient: a case report

@inproceedings{Weber2017IntractableAA,
  title={Intractable ascites associated with mycophenolate in a simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant patient: a case report},
  author={Nina T. Weber and Ali Sigaroudi and Alexander Ritter and Andreas Boss and Kuno Lehmann and David G. Goodman and Stefan Farese and Stefan Weiler and Thomas F. Mueller},
  booktitle={BMC Nephrology},
  year={2017}
}
BackgroundMycophenolic acid (MPA), either given as an ester pro-drug or as an enteric-coated sodium salt, is the most commonly prescribed anti-proliferative immunosuppressive agent used following organ transplantation and widely applied in immune-mediated diseases. Clinicians are well aware of common adverse reactions related to MPA treatment, in particular diarrhea, leukopenia and infections. Here we report a case of severe, persistent ascites associated with MPA treatment. The otherwise… CONTINUE READING
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