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Does asbestos danger increase after a kidney transplant?

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Dr. Reginald Gohh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Unclear

Kidney transplant recipients are maintained on immunosuppressive therapy and are increased risk of infections and malignancies.
Previous asbestos exposure increases the risk of lung cancer, specifically mesothelioma. It is unclear whether chronic immunosuppressive therapy increases this risk even more but does warrant close followup.

In brief: Unclear

Kidney transplant recipients are maintained on immunosuppressive therapy and are increased risk of infections and malignancies.
Previous asbestos exposure increases the risk of lung cancer, specifically mesothelioma. It is unclear whether chronic immunosuppressive therapy increases this risk even more but does warrant close followup.
Dr. Reginald Gohh
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In brief: Avoid contact

Asbestos is a toxic substance that is known to accumulate in the lungs.
It has been associated with the development of mesothelioma. Any individual should avoid direct contact, especially organ transplant recipients that are immunosuppressed.

In brief: Avoid contact

Asbestos is a toxic substance that is known to accumulate in the lungs.
It has been associated with the development of mesothelioma. Any individual should avoid direct contact, especially organ transplant recipients that are immunosuppressed.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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