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The accuracy of clinical diagnosis of suspected premalignant and malignant skin lesions in renal transplant recipients.

Abstract:

Renal transplant recipients have a greatly increased risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer. We investigated the accuracy of diagnosis of suspected skin malignancies in this population by prospectively recording all lesions detected in a specialist clinic over 5 months and comparing the provisional diagnosis with the histological diagnosis. The diagnostic accuracy was 54% in the 102 lesions that were biopsied, with the highest accuracy for the head and neck (67%). The diagnostic accuracy for squamou...

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Cooper, SM More by this author
Wojnarowska, F More by this author
Journal:
Clinical and experimental dermatology
Volume:
27
Issue:
6
Pages:
436-438
Publication date:
2002-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2230
ISSN:
0307-6938
URN:
uuid:6d233264-cc6a-478a-9a63-1e72e49ec026
Source identifiers:
23379
Local pid:
pubs:23379

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