Cutaneous Complications in Recipients of Lung Transplants: A Pictorial Review

Vickram Tejwani, Himanshu Deshwal, Byron Ho, Manisha J. Loss, Robin K. Avery, Atul C. Mehta

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Abstract

Lung transplant is now an established modality for a broad spectrum of end-stage pulmonary diseases. According to the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Registry, more than 50,000 lung transplants have been performed worldwide, with nearly 11,000 recipients of lung transplants alive in the United States. With the increasing use of lung transplant, pulmonologists must be cognizant of the common as well as the unique posttransplant dermatologic complications. Immunosuppression, infections, and a variety of medications and environmental exposures can contribute to these complications. This review aims to provide representative pictures and describe the pathogenesis, epidemiologic characteristics, and clinical manifestations of dermatologic complications encountered among recipients of lung transplants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-193
Number of pages16
JournalCHEST
Volume155
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2019

Keywords

  • dermatology
  • lung transplant
  • transplants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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