Other Complications

Chronic liver disease is an important cause of morbidity and mortality for renal transplant patients. 23 Causes of hepatic dysfunction include (1) viral hepatitis (CMV is leading cause, followed by hepatitis C and B) and (2) antirejection drugs (both azathioprine and CYA cause cholestatic jaundice).

By 15 years after transplantation, there is approximately a 50 percent incidence of malignancy. The most common sites of cancer are the skin (35 to 40 percent) and the viscera (10 to 15 percent). Lymphoproliferative malignancies, such as leukemia and lymphomas, are more prevalent among transplant patients than the general population.24 Transplant patients are at significantly higher risk for cancers than the general population because of (1) chronic immunosuppression, (2) chronic antigenic stimulation, (3) increased susceptibility to oncogenic viral infections, and (4) direct neoplastic action of immunosuppressants.

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