Hepatotoxicity, including cholestasis, is a rare but significant complication of treatment with calcineurin inhibitors. Timely life-saving therapy with revision of immunosuppression is mandatory. A 43-year-old woman with pulmonary hypertension was found to have severe cholestasis (serum bilirubin up to 35 mg/dL) after a living-donor lobar lung transplantation. Calcineurin-inhibitor cholestasis markedly improved after withdrawal of the calcineurin inhibitor, initiation of sirolimus, and interleukin-2 receptor blockade. Awareness of the diagnostic criteria of this rare posttransplant complication is important to initiate timely therapy.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine