Question

The introduction of which drug revolutionized organ transplantation?

Answer

 

In 1984, introduction of the immunosuppressant medication cyclosporine made transplantation of organs other than kidneys a reality. Prior to the availability of cyclosporine, doctors were able to perform organ transplantation, but unable to suppress the immune system, which resulted in organ rejection and subsequent organ failure.

 

Page 627 of Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management, Second Edition, 2011.

Page 694 of Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management, First Edition, 2004.

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