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Turkish Journal of Cancer
2003, Volume 33, Number 1, Page(s) 23-26
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Extracorporeal photochemotherapy in the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
GONCA BOZTEPE ŞENTÜRK, SEDEF ŞAHİN
Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Dermatology, Ankara-Turkey

Extracorporeal photochemotherapy is a modality that has been established for the management of cutaneous Tcell lymphoma. In this treatment method leukocyteenriched peripheral blood is exposed to ultraviolet-A in an extracorporeal system in the presence of psoralen. Today extracorporeal photochemotherapy is the treatment of choice especially for Sezary syndrome, in which the circulating phase of the cutaneous T-cell lymphoma dominates the clinical picture.

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