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Dermatol Ther. 2003;16(4):283-7.

Treatment of patch-stage mycosis fungoides with topical corticosteroids.

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Department of Dermatology, University of California-San Francisco, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.


Experience at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in the management of patch-stage mycosis fungoides (MF) with topical, predominantly high-potency, corticosteroids is reviewed. The technique of applications is discussed in detail. Approximately 200 patients have been treated. The results are very favorable. The response rate is over 90%. Side-effects are minor. Topical clobetasol is the first-line treatment for early stage MF at UCSF.

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