Increased incidence of cutaneous melanoma in organ transplant recipients based on a single-centre longitudinal study in Rome, Italy

Franco Citterio, Clara De Simone, Ketty Peris, Gionata Spagnoletti, Damiano Abeni, Cinzia Mazzanti

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Abstract

Several studies have shown a two- to five-fold increased risk of melanoma in organ transplant recipients (OTRs) due to chronic immunosuppression [1]. The reported standardized incidence ratio of melanoma in OTRs ranges from slightly above 1 [2] to 8.0 [3]. It is difficult to draw conclusions on the true relative risk of melanoma in OTRs because some studies reported only case series [4], while others analysed large data sets that were not designed for this purpose [5]. Here, we report the estimated [...]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-683
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Volume28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • 2708
  • Female
  • Hospitals, University
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Italy
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Melanoma
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Assessment
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Survival Analysis
  • Transplant Recipients

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