What are the immunosuppression-related dermatologic disorders associated with renal transplantation?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Julia R Nunley, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Immunosuppression-related disorders include the following:

  • Viral infections, including herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)

  • Bacterial infections, including Staphylococcus aureus, Bartonella henselae, mycobacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and atypical mycobacteria

  • Fungal infections, including superficial mycoses (eg, dermatophytes, Pityrosporum species, candidiasis) and deep fungal infections (eg, Aspergillus, Cryptococcus, Nocardia, Rhizopus species)

  • Parasitic infection, including scabies

  • Actinic keratoses

  • Malignancies, including squamous cell carcinoma, keratoacanthoma, basal cell carcinoma, Kaposi sarcoma, melanoma

  • Miscellaneous malignancies, including lymphoma, Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

  • Miscellaneous disorders, including transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease and porokeratosis


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