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CUTANEOUS MANIFESTATION IN RENAL ‎TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ ‎

Samir Dhaher --- Safauldin Ahmad

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2004 Volume: 10 Issue: 2 Pages: 81-84
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

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.‎