Increased prevalence of dysplastic and malignant lip lesions in renal-transplant recipients.

@article{King1995IncreasedPO,
  title={Increased prevalence of dysplastic and malignant lip lesions in renal-transplant recipients.},
  author={Gaston N King and Claire Marie Healy and Mary T. Glover and Jonathan T. C. Kwan and Darryl M. Williams and Irene M. Leigh and Helen Victoria Worthington and Martin H. Thornhill},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={332 16},
  pages={1052-7}
}
BACKGROUND Renal-transplant recipients are known to have increased rates of skin cancer associated with exposure to the sun. Little is known, however, about the prevalence and histologic features of lesions of the lips in these patients, or about risk factors for such lesions. METHODS We examined the lips of 160 renal-transplant recipients (105 men and 55 women; mean [+/- SD] age, 48 +/- 13 years) and 160 normal subjects matched with the transplant recipients for age, sex, and skin type. The… CONTINUE READING
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