Higher rejection incidence keenly associated with early steroid withdrawalAccording to a new study, there is a high incidence of rejection and low incidence of intolerance necessitating treatment for diabetes in human beings when it comes to early steroid withdrawal following liver transplantation.

The results of this first double-blind placebo-controlled study were 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) and were focused on examining the effects of early steroid elimination.

It was concluded by the involved authors that early steroid withdrawal at day 14 cannot be termed as a safe practice though this practice is efficient in terms of tolerability to glucose.