Anti-rejection treatment. Definition

Medical Definition: anti-rejection treatment

Administration of immunosuppressants used in organ transplantation to prevent rejection (prophylaxis) or for the treatment of acute rejection episodes already established. Immunosuppressive patterns are highly variable, but most use cyclosporine and / or tacrolimus (with or without varying doses of corticosteroids, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil) as a preventative and for acute rejection, ongoing, using high doses of corticosteroids and polyclonal or monoclonal immunoglobulins.

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