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Neurologic Emergencies in Transplant Patients

  • Jeffrey Brent Peel
  • Lauren K. NgEmail author
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Abstract

Neurological complications contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality in patients with organ transplantation. Severe neurotoxicity from immunosuppressive medications, central nervous system infections, stroke, and seizure constitute true neurological emergencies. Early recognition and understanding of diagnostic and treatment principles are required of all specialties involved in the care of the patient with organ transplantation. This chapter presents a practical approach to the emergency diagnosis of management of acute neurological problems in patients with arm transplantation.

Keywords

Organ transplant Neurotoxicity of immunosuppressive agents 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyMayo ClinicJacksonvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, and NeurosurgeryMayo ClinicJacksonvilleUSA

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