High frequency of detection of epidermodysplasia verruciformis-associated human papillomavirus DNA in biopsies from malignant and premalignant skin lesions from renal transplant recipients.

Based on immunologic and epidemiologic data, it is plausible that skin cancer in renal transplant recipients is associated with human papillomaviruses (HPV). At present, conflicting evidence exists concerning the presence of HPV DNA in these cancers. We recently described a nested polymerase chain reaction method that enables the detection of all previously… CONTINUE READING