Photopheresis: Report of cases and review of the literature Article

cited authors

  • Bogaert, MA; Sisto, M; Kerdel, FA

fiu authors

abstract

  • Photopheresis is a recent therapeutic modality employed in certain forms of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. It entails the activation of orally ingested 8-methoxypsoralen in the blood through an extracorporeal system. We are reporting our experience with 18 patients; 15 with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, 1 with progressive systemic sclerosis, 1 with pemphigus vulgaris and 1 with scleredema adultorum. Even though our experience is limited, photopheresis appears promising not only in improving the patient's quality of life, but possibly affecting their survival.

publication date

  • December 6, 1994

start page

  • 278

end page

  • 283

volume

  • 22

issue

  • 6