Neurologic Side Effects after Stem Cell Transplant

Neurologic complications associated with stem cell transplantation are significant problems. Certain chemotherapeutic drugs can cause seizures. Therefore, patients who receive chemotherapeutic drugs that are associated with seizures can be given medication to prevent seizures. In addition, patients may experience infection resulting in meningitis or encephalitis. Pain is another complication. Cyclosporin and other medications given to prevent or treat GvHD can cause nerve or neuropathic pain that can be controlled by medications.