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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(8), 1362;

Inflammatory Cutaneous Diseases in Renal Transplant Recipients

Department of Health Sciences, “A. Avogadro” University of Eastern Piedmont, 28100 Novara, Italy
Department of Medical Science, University of Turin, 10126 Turin, Italy
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Received: 27 July 2016 / Revised: 9 August 2016 / Accepted: 9 August 2016 / Published: 19 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Inflammatory Skin Conditions)
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Kidney transplant recipients frequently suffer from skin infections and malignancies, possibly due to the effects of long-term immunosuppressive therapy. While the relationships between immunosuppression and these pathological conditions have been widely investigated, little is known about the relative incidence and characteristics of inflammatory skin diseases in this type of patient. In this study, we analyze the incidence of a number of inflammatory cutaneous diseases in a cohort of patients who underwent kidney transplantation. Although our study shows a relatively low incidence of these pathologies in transplanted patients—in agreement with the general action of immunosuppressant therapies in reducing inflammation—we scored a different efficacy of the various immunosuppressive regimens on inflammatory and autoimmune skin diseases. This information can be key for designing immunosuppressive regimens and devising accurate follow-up protocols. View Full-Text
Keywords: cutaneous diseases; inflammatory; kidney transplantation cutaneous diseases; inflammatory; kidney transplantation

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Savoia, P.; Cavaliere, G.; Zavattaro, E.; Veronese, F.; Fava, P. Inflammatory Cutaneous Diseases in Renal Transplant Recipients. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1362.

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