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J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2019 Apr-Jun;12(2):128-131. doi: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_77_18.

NBUVB Phototherapy at the Donor Site Can Enhance the Graft Uptake in the Nonhealing of Ulcers of Mycosis Fungoides: A Case Report.

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1
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2
Department of Dermatology, Kailash Hospital, Khurja, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract

Mycosis fungoides is a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which is formed of mature, skin homing, clonal, malignant T lymphocytes. It can sometimes present with skin ulcers that are difficult to heal because of the presence of large number T lymphocytes and antigen-presenting cells. We present a case of nonhealing ulcers in a patient with mycosis fungoides, which was treated by narrow band ultraviolet B targeted phototherapy followed by split-thickness skin grafting. The graft uptake was well and the donor area also healed without any complications.

KEYWORDS:

Mycosis fungoides; phototherapy; split-thickness skin grafting; ulcers

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