Acitretin and skin cancer in kidney transplanted patients. Clinical and histological evaluation and immunohistochemical analysis of lymphocytes, natural killer cells and Langerhans' cells in sun exposed and sun protected skin.

@article{Carneiro2005AcitretinAS,
  title={Acitretin and skin cancer in kidney transplanted patients. Clinical and histological evaluation and immunohistochemical analysis of lymphocytes, natural killer cells and Langerhans' cells in sun exposed and sun protected skin.},
  author={Renata V Carneiro and M{\'i}rian Nacagami Sotto and Luiz Azevedo and Luiz Estevam Ianhez and Evandro Ararigb{\'o}ia Rivitti},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={115-21}
}
BACKGROUND Renal transplanted recipients have an increased incidence of actinic keratosis and skin cancer. METHODS In order to examine the chemoprophylatic effects of low-dose acitretin on keratosis and skin cancer development we submitted 13 renal transplanted patients who presented actinic keratosis to acitretin therapy (20 mg/d) for 12 months. The patients were assessed at monthly intervals during the first 6 months and every 2 months until the 12th month for new skin lesions and for… CONTINUE READING

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