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Pediatric HSCT Recipients Still Risking Sunburn

Key clinical point: Young allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients are still tanning and putting themselves at risk of sunburn.

Major finding: In total, 21.2% of HSCT recipients reported spending at least 3 hours a day outside between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, and 36.5% reported this level of sun exposure on weekends.

Study details: A cross‐sectional cohort study in 85 pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients and 85 matched controls.

Disclosures: The study was supported by the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, the Dermatology Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation. One author declared a financial interest in a company developing a dermatological product. No other conflicts of interest were declared.


Li EB et al. Pediatr Dermatol. 2019 Aug 13. doi: 10.1111/pde.13984.