Magnesium after Renal Transplantation — Comparison between Cyclosporine A and Conventional Immunosuppression

  • Wilhelm Kaiser
  • Georg Biesenbach
  • Engelbert Kramer
  • Jan Zazgornik
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 252)


Neurotoxicity and hypertension are typical side-effects of cyclosporine A. In bone-marrow transplantation using 1 cyclosporine A for immunosuppression the onset of neurotoxicity2 and hypertension2 had been correlated with hypomagnesemia. We therefore studied the differences in serum magnesium and urinary magnesium excretion in both cyclosporine and azathioprine/prednisone immunosuppressed renal transplant patients, respectively.


Fractional Excretion Graft Function Renal Transplant Patient Magnesium Level Serum Magnesium 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilhelm Kaiser
    • 1
  • Georg Biesenbach
    • 1
  • Engelbert Kramer
    • 1
  • Jan Zazgornik
    • 1
  1. 1.II Medical DepartmentGeneral Hospital of LinzLinzAustria

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