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Cutaneous Lesions that Mimic Infection in Transplant Patients

  • Ana CiureaEmail author
  • Sharon Hymes
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Abstract

Dermatologists are often called upon to evaluate skin lesions in organ transplant patients, especially when an infectious etiology is suspected. This section will review some of the non-infectious skin eruptions that mimic cutaneous infections. This chapter is intended to help the clinician generate a differential diagnosis when evaluating cutaneous lesions in organ transplant patients. Using the morphology of the primary lesion as a starting point, we then list the non-infectious diagnosis that could be considered and the infectious process it mimics.

Keywords

Skin disorders Mimic infection Organ transplantation Immunosuppression Diagnostic clues 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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