Rejection incidence may be higher with early steroid withdrawalA lower incidence of glucose intolerance and a higher incidence of rejection may occur necessitating the need for diabetes treatment, as per a new study on early steroid withdrawal following transplantation of liver.

The results of this study on early steroid withdrawal appeared in an issue of Liver Transplantation, which is the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS).

It is worthwhile to note here that this first double-blind placebo-controlled study was initiated for evaluating the effects of early steroid withdrawal so that medical practitioners can have a clear and complete understanding of the subject and be on the same knowledge platform.