Terlipressine Induced Rhabdomyolysis After Orthotopic Liver Transplantation

Luminita Eid, Yoram G Weiss


In this report we present a fatal case of severe rhabdomyolysis during early recovery following a complicated but successful orthotopic liver transplantation. The key point in this case is skin necrosis and we consider that the clinical association of rhabdomyolysis and skin necrosis is a consequence of terlipressine induced severe vasoconstriction. A literature search was performed, in an attempt to identify similar cases as well as other plausible explanations.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(4):248-252
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc1721w


Liver cirrhosis; Orthotopic liver transplantation; Rhabdomyolisis; Myopathy; Vasopressin; Skin necrosis

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