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G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2018 Apr 19. doi: 10.23736/S0392-0488.18.05977-1. [Epub ahead of print]

Photodynamic therapy as an alternative treatment for mycosis fungoides: a systemic review and meta-analysis.

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1
Department of Dermatology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
2
Centro Studi GISED, Bergamo, Italy.
3
Department of Dermatology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland - robert.hunger@insel.ch.

Abstract

Mycosis fungoides is the most common Cutaneous T cell lymphoma. Selection of appropriate treatment for mycosis fungoides is based on prognostic factors and overall clinical stage at diagnosis. In the past decade, clinical success has been reported using photodynamic therapy as an alternative target-specific therapy to treat mycosis fungoides. This review aimed to summarize the current advances in management of mycosis fungoides by administration of photodynamic therapy.

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