Warts in a cohort of Danish kidney transplanted patients: impact on quality of life

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Claus Zachariae, Carsten Sand, Jesper Melchior Hansen, Søren Schwartz Sørensen, Karen Koch, John Villumsen, Mads Axelsen

There are no published clinical studies evaluating the impact of warts on quality of life after transplantation. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of self-reported skin warts and skin cancer and their impact on quality of life in kidney transplanted patients, as measured with the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI). Of 740 patients with a functioning renal allograft and were free of dialysis who were surveyed, 568 returned the questionnaires. Patients were asked about general health issues, with a focus on transplantation history, cutaneous warts and whether they had ever had cutaneous cancer. A total of 285 (52%) patients replied that they had warts, and these increased with time since last transplantation, with a p-value
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Dermatovenereologica
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)615-8
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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