Dermatologic considerations in pediatric transplant recipients

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Abstract

Purpose of review

The pediatric transplant patient population is growing as the number of solid organ transplants and indications for hematopoietic stem cell transplant increase. Understanding cutaneous sequelae of pediatric transplant and treatment strategies to manage these outcomes is vital to the care of these patients.

Recent findings

Important work in the past year enhances our understanding of the cutaneous implications of pediatric transplantation, including further work in areas of malignancy, infection, and graft versus host disease as well as newly reported risks.

Summary

This review highlights recent developments in the recognition and management of dermatological complications of pediatric transplant that will be useful for the practicing pediatrician or dermatologist.

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