Safety and efficacy of tacrolimus rescue therapy in 55 kidney transplant patients treated with cyclosporine.

Abstract

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of conversion from cyclosporine to tacrolimus, we analyzed 55 kidney transplant patients who were converted due to cosmetic reasons in 42 patients, acute rejection in 2 patients, and other causes in 11 patients. At the doses and levels used, the development of diabetes mellitus was minimized. Disappearance of cosmetic… (More)

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