Oral Ulcers Produced by Mycophenolate Mofetil in Two Liver Transplant Patients

J. Naranjo, J. Poniachik, D. Cisco, J. Contreras, D. Oksenberg, J. M. Valera, J. C. Díaz, J. Rojas, G. Cardemil, S. Mena, J. Castillo, G. Rencoret, J. Godoy, J. Escobar, J. Rodríguez, PATRICIO ALEJANDRO LEYTON BONGIORNO, A. Fica, C. Toledo

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Abstract

Oral ulcers are a frequent problem in transplant medicine. It is important to consider infectious etiologies, exacerbated by the immunosuppressive treatment, but other etiologies are also possible, like adverse drug reactions. Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is an immunosuppressive medication that has been used in combination with calcineurin inhibitors and steroids. Reports of renal transplant patients with oral ulcers related to MMF have appeared lately and herein we have described 2 cases in liver transplant patients. Their oral ulcers resolved quickly after suspension of the medication. Our 2 cases in liver transplant patients represented a unique setting for this type of complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-614
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2007

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