Extracorporeal photopheresis: how, when, and why.

  title={Extracorporeal photopheresis: how, when, and why.},
  author={David M Ward},
  journal={Journal of clinical apheresis},
  volume={26 5},
Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is a well-tolerated procedure that suppresses T-lymphocyte activity in a clonally-specific way. It is an effective therapy that has established indications in the management of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, graft-versus-host disease and some scenarios of solid-organ transplant rejection. It is being used increasingly around the world. Its applications are evolving, including exploration of its potential for treating autoimmune diseases where cytotoxic T-cell… CONTINUE READING

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