CUTANEOUS MANIFESTATION IN RENAL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ
Basrah Journal of Surgery,
2004, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 81-84
Abstract Forty–eight patients living in southern Iraq with renal transplantation were studied for dematological lesions between Jan. 2001 and Feb. 2002, at Basrah renal transplation follow-up center. All patients had skin problems of different kinds; Cushingoid features in 85.4%, hair and nail changes in 82%, infections in 20% and tumors in 28%. Among skin infections recalcitrant warts were the most frequent (17%). High incidence of skin cancer was recorded (4.2%) as compared to other Iraqi studies . Kaposi”s sarcoma was not seen during the study period.
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