Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Case Report

Acute psychotic disorder associated with immunosuppressive agent use after renal transplantation: a case report

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Department of Mental Health and Disease, Health Science University, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2017; 27: 314-316
DOI: 10.1080/24750573.2017.1356062
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Kidney transplantation is the best treatment option for end-stage renal disease in appropriate patients. Immunosuppressant agents given in this duration can cause many psychiatric disorders. In this paper, we present a young kidney transplant patient with psychosis constituted delusions about his transplanted kidney after 4 years later from transplantation. He had refused to take his immunosuppressant pills because of psychotic process. In this paper, we wanted to discuss the psychiatric risks of immunosuppressant agents and importance of the psychiatric treatment in this aspect.

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