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J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Jul;9(7):800-3.

The role of maintenance phototherapy in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of South Florida, College of Medicine,Tampa, FL 33612, USA.

Abstract

Phototherapy is well-recognized as effective therapy in early stage cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (patch and plaque), often resulting in complete clearance of clinical disease and subsequent remission. Although not curable, long-term remission can often be attained utilizing maintenance phototherapy, consisting of a course of less frequent treatments over time. Herein, the authors review the literature regarding the role of maintenance phototherapy in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and its success in prolonging clinical remission and disease-free survival in CTCL.

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