Skin Disease in Solid Organ Transplant Patients



This chapter discusses the different types of skin diseases seen in solid organ transplants, which includes renal, heart, pancreas, and lung. It discusses infections, malignancies, and inflammatory skin diseases. We, as dermatologists and nondermatologists, need to address the needs of these patients by identifying the diseases associated with this increasing group of patients.


Transplantation Allogenic Calciphylaxis Actinic keratosis Molluscum contagiosum Porokeratosis Human papilloma virus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Lukes’s Hospital, University of Missouri Medical School, Kansas City Care Clinic (Free Health Clinic)Kansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Truman Medical CenterKansas CityUSA

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