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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-63

Hallucination in kidney transplant recipient: A rare complication of voriconazole

1 Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Manmeet Singh Jhawar
Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.196071

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Postkidney transplant recipients are more susceptible to opportunistic infections including fungal infections. Voriconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal with a good safety profile even in patients with renal dysfunction. Hallucination is a rare and underreported complication of oral voriconazole therapy, especially in kidney transplant recipients. Two patients of postrenal transplant who developed hallucination following oral therapy with voriconazole have been highlighted here. Symptoms improved in both patients following a reduction in dosage or cessation of therapy. This case report highlights the fact that even though voriconazole-induced hallucinations are a rare complication, it is important to be aware of the same so as to be able to diagnose it and institute appropriate corrective measures.

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