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Hypertrophic pseudofolliculitis in white renal transplant recipients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17355278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Renal transplant recipients (RTRs) are susceptible to many cutaneous disorders, including drug-induced skin changes. Hypertrichosis, sebaceous hyperplasia and gingival hyperplasia are well-recognized effects of ciclosporin, one of the immunosuppressants commonly used in RTRs. Pseudofolliculitis barbae usually affects hair-bearing areas of skin in men with darkly pigmented skin who shave on a regular basis. We describe five cases of hyperplastic pseudofolliculitis occurring in white RTRs taking ciclosporin as part of their immunosuppressive regimen. All five had involvement of the chin, the classic site of pseudofolliculitis barbae, and two had additional psuedofolliculitis of the nose or occiput.
A Lally; F Wojnarowska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-03-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental dermatology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0307-6938     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-02     Completed Date:  2007-08-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7606847     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  268-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Oxford, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Folliculitis / etiology*,  pathology
Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects*
Kidney Transplantation*
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunosuppressive Agents

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