ABNORMAL CONSCIOUS STATE AND COMA IN TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks Neurologic Complications of Organ Transplantation p. 9-18 April 2004, Vol.10, No.2 doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000290710.10959.02
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After organ transplantation, the presence of altered consciousness is a potentially reversible condition, but it may indicate a developing neurocatastrophe. Most concerning is neurotoxicity from immunosuppression, postoperative delirium in prior alcoholics, and possibility of a de novo central nervous system infection.

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