Multiple skin cancers in a renal transplant recipient: A patient report with analyses of human papillomavirus and human polyomavirus infection

Tokinobu Kaneda, Michiko Matsushita, Takeshi Iwasaki, Naoko Ishiguro, Takashi Koide, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Yukisato Kitamura

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Abstract

Skin cancer is an important complication in renal transplant recipients. Associations of transplant-related skin tumor with ultraviolet radiation, age at transplantation, type of immunosuppressant drug administered, and viral infection have been reported; however, the details remain unclear. We report a 61-year-old man who had underwent renal transplantation at 38 years of age and developed multiple skin tumors or squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analyses of the patient’s 12 tumors for viral DNAs of cutaneous or mucosal human papillomavirus (HPV) and 6 human polyomaviruses (MCPyV, trichodysplasia spinulosaassociated, BK, JC, KI and WU polyomaviruses) only detected cutaneous HPV-DNA in only 5 of the tumors; no other viruses were detected. Real-time PCR showed high loads of cutaneous HPV in 3 SCCs and very low loads of MCPyV in 9. Immunohistochemistry revealed no tumor cell expression for MCPyV-large T-antigen or mucosal HPV. Our report not only reconfirmed the association of cutaneous HPV5 with skin cancer in renal transplant recipients in previous studies but also showed no relevant association of 6 human polyomaviruses and mucosal HPV with skin tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalYonago Acta Medica
Volume58
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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