Cutaneous malignancies in immunosuppressed organ transplant recipients

Ivette M. Sosa Seda, Adeel Zubair, Jerry D. Brewer

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During the past century, organ transplantation has delivered the miracle of life to more than 500,000 patients in need. Secondary malignancies have developed as an unforeseen consequence of intense immunosuppressive regimens. Cutaneous malignancies have been recognized as the most frequent cancer that arises post-transplantation. Among organ transplant recipients (OTRs), skin cancer is a substantial cause of morbidity and potential mortality. The authors discuss epidemiology and clinical presentation of cutaneous malignancies; associated risk factors; recommendation for the care of immunosuppressed OTRs, and emerging therapies on the horizon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-173
Number of pages10
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology


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