Standardization of regimens in Narrowband UVB and PUVA in early stage mycosis fungoides: Position paper from the Italian Task Force for Cutaneous Lymphomas

V. Grandi, P. Fava, S. Rupoli, S. Alberti Violetti, L. Canafoglia, P. Quaglino, E. Berti, N. Pimpinelli

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Abstract

UV-based (PUVA and narrowband UVB) phototherapy is broadly and commonly used in the treatment of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphomas (CTCL), yet unfortunately, the evidence for the efficacy of these treatments is based only on case series or prospective but non-randomized studies. Therefore, no internationally approved guidelines exist and no standardization of schedules has been proposed. Recently, consensus guidelines have been published by the United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium. The aim of this study was to review the biological and clinical evidences on PUVA and NB-UVB in CTCL and to critically evaluate acceptability and feasibility of these guidelines in the real-life setting from the perspective of the Cutaneous Lymphoma Task Force of the Italian Lymphoma Foundation (Fondazione Italiana Linfomi, FIL).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683-691
JournalJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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