Turkish Journal of Nephrology
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A Rare Skin Lesion in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Pyogenic Granuloma

A Rare Skin Lesion in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Pyogenic Granuloma

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Department of Internal Medicine, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

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Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

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Department of Pathology, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

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Department of Nephrology, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2020; 29: 177-180
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2020.3825
Read: 929 Downloads: 366 Published: 13 May 2020

Renal transplant recipients have an increased risk of malignancy, especially skin cancers. Therefore, skin lesions in transplant patients should not be ignored. Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a benign hyperplastic lesion of the connective tissue that manifests ulcerous and hemorrhagic masses and is therefore confused with malignancies. Repeated minor traumas, vascular wall infections, and poor oral hygiene play a role in the development of these lesions. In the literature, only three case reports of patients who have had a kidney transplant and a PG have been reported. In this article, we present two cases of renal transplant in which the patients developed a PG, because they are rarely seen and can be confused with skin malignancies in patients who have had a kidney transplant.

Cite this article as: Akkuş G, Sarışık FN, Ural A, Bahar AY, Erken E, Güngör Ö, et al. A Rare Skin Lesion in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Pyogenic Granuloma. Turk J Nephrol 2020; 29(2): 177-80.

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