Background: Calcineurin inhibitor cyclosporine A (CsA) is a potent immunosuppressive agent. The side effects of CsA include nephrotoxicity, hypertension, hypertrichosis, infection, hyperpotassemia, and, to a lower extent, neuropathy.
Objectives: In this case report, we aimed to present a renal transplant patient with polyneuropathy (PNP) due to the use of CsA and with improvement when switched to rapamycin.
Methods: In electromyography, axonal sensory PNP was detected. CsA was stopped and rapamycin was begun.
Results: His complaints rapidly improved after using rapamycin.
Conclusions: Patients using CsA should be closely monitored for peripheral neuropathy and in case of toxicity, alternative immunosuppressive agents should be considered.