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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1999 May;40(5 Pt 1):780-2.

Quality of life improvement in a patient with severe atopic dermatitis treated with photopheresis.

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  • 1Photopheresis Service, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ireland Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio 44106-5028, USA.

Abstract

Atopic dermatitis is a common skin disease characterized by severely pruritic eczematous patches, papular and lichenified plaques, excoriations, cracks, and erosions. Photopheresis has been shown to ameliorate the signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis in some patients. We describe successful results with photopheresis for refractory disease in a patient who chronicled his quality of life weekly for more than 15 years before and during extracorporeal photochemotherapy.

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