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Photo-photochemotherapy in Juvenile-onset Mycosis Fungoides

A Retrospective Study on 9 Patients

Brazzelli, Valeria, MD; Bernacca, Carlotta, MD; Segal, Aviad; Barruscotti, Stefania, MD; Bolcato, Vittorio, MD; Michelerio, Andrea, MD; Tomasini, Carlo F., MD

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: January 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 1 - p 34–37
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001277
Original Articles

Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a rare disease and is considered the most common form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Given the infrequent incidence of MF in patients under the age of 20, there are no established guidelines for the treatment of these patients; the overwhelming majority have an early-stage disease and progression to more advanced stages is very rare. This study presents the safety and effectiveness of photo-photochemotherapy as a first-line approach in the treatment of an early-stage MF even in young patients.

Dermatology Clinic, Department of Medical Sciences and Infectious Diseases, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation and University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

Partially presented at the Third European Photodermatology Course, November 17 to 18, 2017, Brescia, Italy.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Valeria Brazzelli, MD, Dermatology Clinic, Department of Medical Sciences and Infectious Diseases, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation and University of Pavia, Piazzale Golgi 19, Pavia 27100, Italy (e-mail: v.brazzelli@smatteo.pv.it, vbrazzelli@libero.it).

Received March 2, 2018

Accepted June 30, 2018

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