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Photopheresis

A process in which peripheral blood is exposed in an extracorporeal flow system to photoactivated 8-methoxypsoralen (METHOXSALEN) and ultraviolet light - a procedure known as PUVA THERAPY. Photopheresis is at present a standard therapy for advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; it shows promise in the treatment of autoimmune diseases.
Also Known As:
Extracorporeal Photochemotherapies; Photochemotherapies, Extracorporeal; Photopheresis, Extracorporeal; Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy; Extracorporeal Photopheresis; Photochemotherapy, Extracorporeal
Networked: 509 relevant articles (88 outcomes, 51 trials/studies)

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Therapy Context: Research Results

Experts

1. Knobler, Robert: 16 articles (07/2015 - 09/2002)
2. Rubegni, P: 12 articles (08/2013 - 10/2000)
3. Fimiani, M: 12 articles (08/2013 - 10/2000)
4. Girardi, Michael: 8 articles (06/2014 - 02/2002)
5. Altmeyer, Peter: 8 articles (11/2009 - 08/2002)
6. Knobler, R: 7 articles (11/2015 - 03/2001)
7. Greinix, Hildegard T: 7 articles (06/2014 - 03/2006)
8. Duvic, Madeleine: 6 articles (07/2015 - 01/2002)
9. Edelson, Richard L: 6 articles (06/2014 - 02/2002)
10. Perotti, Cesare: 6 articles (10/2013 - 07/2003)

Related Diseases

1. Graft vs Host Disease (Graft-Versus-Host Disease)
2. Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (Lymphoma, T Cell, Cutaneous)
3. Autoimmune Diseases (Autoimmune Disease)
4. Sezary Syndrome (Sezary Erythroderma)
5. Systemic Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)

Related Drugs and Biologics

1. Interferon-alpha (Interferon Alfa)
2. Tacrolimus (Prograf)
3. Methoxsalen (Oxsoralen)
4. Immunosuppressive Agents (Immunosuppressants)
5. Psoralens
6. Azithromycin (Zithromax)
7. Steroids
8. Immunoglobulin G (IgG)
9. Dihydrotachysterol (AT 10)
10. vorinostat (suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid)

Related Therapies and Procedures

1. Photopheresis
2. Homologous Transplantation (Allograft)
3. Transplants (Transplant)
4. Immunomodulation
5. Stem Cell Transplantation