Organ transplant recipients risk multiple skin cancers: study

These patients need diligent dermatological follow-up, researchers say

Recipients of organ transplants face an increased risk for developing multiple skin cancers, a US study shows.

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The findings highlight “the importance of diligent dermatology follow-up," the researchers write in JAMA Dermatology.

The team carried out a retrospective cohort study using two large US health record databases.

Among nearly 7400 organ transplant recipients (OTRs) in the Optum database and some 134,000 in