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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,014
Online ISSN 1827-1820
PEARLS IN DERMATOLOGY
Lumbang W. A., Stasko T.
Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, , Nashville, TN, USA
Advances in transplant surgery and more effective immunosuppressive regimen have led to increased survival rates among transplant recipients. However, intense immunosuppression has led to increased rates of both internal and cutaneous malignancies, with skin cancer occurring as the most common cancer after transplantation. While many transplant recipients will develop mild and manageable cutaneous malignancies, some will develop potentially life-threatening disease. Dermatologists are an integral part in the care of organ transplant recipients. Therefore, it is important for dermatologists to be familiar with the available epidemiological data and management of skin cancers in this patient population. In this paper, we review the risk factors, prevention, recognition and effective intervention of skin cancers in organ transplant recipients.