The Skin Health Institute’s Transplant Dermatology Clinic manages the skin of patients who have had solid organ transplants such as renal, liver, heart and lung transplants.
Due to the long-term immunosuppresive medications taken to avoid graft rejection, organ transplant patients have unique dermatological needs. These include:
- Skin cancers and pre-cancers – squamous cell carcinomas the most common post-transplant skin malignancy, but patients can also get basal cell carcinomas and melanomas.
- Skin infections – especially viral warts and superficial skin infections
Their problems are often multiple, complex and time consuming. The Transplant Dermatology Clinic is a teaching clinic and aims to provide expert clinical care of these patients. This clinic also has an important research focus and collects research data that will lead to improving the quality of care of organ transplant recipients.
This clinic is held weekly on a Wednesday.