Special Issue "Skin Care in Organ Transplant Recipients"
A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2013)
Prof. Dr. Günther Hofbauer
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Zürich, Gloriastrasse 31, 8091 Zürich, Switzerland
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Interests: squamous cell carcinoma of the skin in organ transplant recipients; immunosuppressive medication and skin disorders in organ transplant recipients basic mechanisms; dermatological quality of life in organ transplant recipients; dermatological epidemiology in organ transplant recipients
Thanks to organ transplantation, numerous patients have considerably increased their life span and quality of life. Aftercare in organ transplant patients still focuses on prevention of organ rejection. Adequate graft function requires lifelong immunosuppressive treatment inducing chronic immunosuppression which is more or less pronounced according to individual factors. Skin is a remarkably good reflection of the impact of immunosuppressive treatments on the general immune status in organ transplant recipients and dermatologic disorders may necessitate changes in the immunosuppressive treatment. Nowadays, regular dermatological checkups have become a routine practice in most transplant centres because of increasing incidence of skin infections and skin cancer in organ transplant patients. Such skin surveillance allows early detection and treatment of skin problems and better information about sun protection. This special issue aims to inform on recent findings in the realm of skin disorders in organ transplant recipients and welcomes contribution from all corners of this special group of dermatological patients.
Prof. Dr. Günther Hofbauer
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- squamous cell carcinoma of the skin in organ transplant recipients
- skin cancer in organ transplant recipients
- infectious skin disorders in organ transplant recipients
- inflammatory skin disorders in organ transplant recipients
- dermatological Quality of life in organ transplant recipients
- dermatological epidemiology in organ transplant recipients
- immunosuppressive medication and skin disorders
- medication and skin disorders in in organ transplant recipients
- basic mechanisms of skin disease in organ transplant recipients