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Massive pleural effusion in a renal transplant recipient on tacrolimus

By L S Nayagam, B Vijayanand and S Balasubramanian


Fluid and salt retention have been described as a side effect of tacrolimus therapy. We report a case of unexplained massive fluid retention with pleural effusion and ascites in the immediate post-transplant period. The patient recovered immediately on conversion from tacrolimus to sirolimus

Topics: Fluid retention, sirolimus, tacrolimus, Diseases of the genitourinary system. Urology, RC870-923
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.4103/0971-4065.133024
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