Posts Tagged ‘immunosuppression’

Skin Cancer and Organ Transplants: Is There A Connection? (For Professionals)

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Skin Cancer and Organ Transplants:  Is There A Connection? (For Professionals) Everyone has probably heard something about skin cancer and organ transplantation, but do these two separate entities have a connection with each other? To find out whether indeed, one has a possibility of getting skin cancer when one has undergone organ transplantation, let us […]

Phototherapy-Induced Immunosuppressive Effects

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Topical photodynamic therapy is immunosuppressive in humans. Matthews YJ, Damian DL Br J Dermatol 2009 Oct 26 In this Australian study, investigation of immunosuppression after photodynamic therapy was done with the Mantoux test (delayed-type hypersensitivity responses to tuberculin purified protein derivative) Introduction: Visible light irradiation following application of a photosensitizer (topical photodynamic therapy; PDT) is […]

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