Rejection incidence can increase with early steroid withdrawalThe possibility of increased incidence of rejection and reduced incidence of glucose intolerance necessitating treatment for diabetes is linked with early steroid withdrawal after liver transplantation, as per a recently concluded study.

This finding was disclosed in the first double-blind placebo-controlled study that was aimed at evaluating the effects of early steroid withdrawal.

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).