Early steroid withdrawal may lead to higher incidence of rejectionA reduced tolerance and higher rejection incidence to glucose can be seen to necessitate diabetes treatment if steroids are withdrawn at an early stage following transplantation of the liver.

The study was published in an issue of Liver Transplantation, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS). The finding was highlighted after a first double-blind placebo-controlled study was conducted for examining the effects of early steroid withdrawal.

It is considered that the study on early steroid withdrawal would help may prove helpful to members of the medical community for handling complicated issues like this one, with a higher sense of caution.