Journal of Transplantation / 2009 / Article / Tab 2

Review Article

A Comprehensive Review of Immunosuppression Used for Liver Transplantation

Table 2

Side effects of corticosteroids.

CardiovascularSodium and fluid retention, hypertension
GastroenterologicalPancreatitis with high dose steroids, peptic ulcer
NeurologicPsychosis, altered mood states, headaches, pseudotumor
OpthalmicPosterior subcapsular cataracts, increased intraocular pressure, glaucoma, exopthalmos
MusculoskeletalOsteoporosis, vertebral and femoral fractures, aseptic necrosis of femoral head. Myopathy, muscle weakness
EndocrineDiabetes mellitus/glucose intolerance, Cushingoid facies, hyperlipidemia, growth retardation, menstrual irregularities, suppression of pituitary-adrenal axis
SkinAcne, increased bruising, impaired wound healing
InfectiousIncreased risk of infections, including fungal

Article of the Year Award: Outstanding research contributions of 2020, as selected by our Chief Editors. Read the winning articles.