Extracorporeal Photochemotherapies

Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy

Extracorporeal Photopheresis

Photochemotherapies, Extracorporeal

Photochemotherapy, Extracorporeal

Photopheresis, Extracorporeal

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.