Section : Articles

Photophoresis-induced Red Blood Cell Disorders

  • Extracorporeal photophoresis (ECP) has been used for the treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma, including graft versus host disease (GVHD), solid organ transplant rejection, scleroderma, atopic dermatitis, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, lichen planus, lupus erythematosus, pemphigus vulgaris, Crohn disease, and type 1 diabetes.
  • This article is a casease report of a rare autoimmune hemolytic anemia called cold agglutinin disease (CAD) in a patient undergoing ECP for Sezary Syndrome.

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Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland

Source of information: Hemagglutination during photopheresis. Mask-Bull L, Likhari SB, Zic JA, Greer JP. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Mar;70(3):e61-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2013.10.037.