A kidney transplant recipient with recurrent trichilemmal carcinoma and multiple other primary malignancies

  • Saul J Grossberg Department of Internal Medicine, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2648-8783
  • Nina E Diana Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6461-8609

Abstract

Kidney transplant recipients are at increased risk of developing malignancy, with prolonged immunosuppressive therapy being a strong risk factor. Non-melanoma skin cancers are most commonly reported and multiple primary malignancies are also described. This is the first report of a recurrent trichilemmal carcinoma, a rare cutaneous tumour, in a kidney transplant recipient. This case, and the associated literature, indicate that regular screening, thorough examination, and tailored immunosuppressive regimens are critical in managing these patients.
Published
2020-02-10
Section
Case Reports