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Skin Cancer Under Special Circumstances

  • M. Ulrich
  • C. Ulrich
  • Anja V. Potthoff
  • Norbert H. Brockmeyer
  • Competence Network for HIV/AIDS Germany
  • G. Schäfer-Hesterberg
  • Theodore Rosen
  • Robert Baran
  • Kenneth W. NealJr
  • Hugh M. GlosterJr
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Core Messages

  • Skin cancer is the most common neoplasm in organ transplant recipients (OTR)

  • Actinic keratosis and squmous cell carcinoma represent the most common malignant skin tumour in OTR

  • Risk factor include increased age at time of transplantation, chronic sun-exposure, skin type and immunosuppressive medication (type, duration, level/dosage)

  • Sunprotection including the use of highly protective sunscreen is very important and represents the basis of management

  • Interdisciplinary management and close collaboration with transplant physicians is necessary which include the optimization of immunosuppressive medication

Keywords

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancer Human Papilloma Virus Basal Cell Carcinoma Merkel Cell Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ulrich
  • C. Ulrich
    • 1
  • Anja V. Potthoff
    • 2
  • Norbert H. Brockmeyer
  • Competence Network for HIV/AIDS Germany
  • G. Schäfer-Hesterberg
    • 3
  • Theodore Rosen
  • Robert Baran
    • 4
  • Kenneth W. NealJr
    • 5
  • Hugh M. GlosterJr
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Transplant-Aftercare UnitCharité University Hospital BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of DermatologySt. Josef Hospital, Ruhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  3. 3.Department of Dermatology, Venerology and AllergologyCharité Universty Hospital Berlin, Skin Cancer Center CharitéBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Nail Disease CentreCannesFrance
  5. 5.Washington Dermatology ConsultantsUSA

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