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Can rejection of an organ cause severe itching, my husband had his liver transplanted?

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Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Yes

Rejection itself does not cause itching.
If the bilirubin is up during an episode of rejection it can irritate the skin and cause itching.

In brief: Yes

Rejection itself does not cause itching.
If the bilirubin is up during an episode of rejection it can irritate the skin and cause itching.
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
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In brief: Pehaps

Rejection can cause an organ to dysfunction and result in the accumulation of certain toxins or minerals that could lead to itching.
Also, itching can result form the use of other medications. You should discuss this with your transplant doctors that are managing your care.

In brief: Pehaps

Rejection can cause an organ to dysfunction and result in the accumulation of certain toxins or minerals that could lead to itching.
Also, itching can result form the use of other medications. You should discuss this with your transplant doctors that are managing your care.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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