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Granulomatous slack skin responds to UVA1 phototherapy


Oberholzer, P A; Cozzio, A; Dummer, R; French, L E; Hofbauer, G F L (2009). Granulomatous slack skin responds to UVA1 phototherapy. Dermatology, 219(3):268-271.

Abstract

Granulomatous slack skin (GSS) is an extremely rare disorder within the group of cutaneous T cell lymphomas (CTCL). Ultraviolet A1 (UVA1) phototherapy has previously been reported to be useful in the treatment of CTCL such as mycosis fungoides. We report a 35-year-old Caucasian male with GSS treated with UVA1 phototherapy starting at 20 J/cm(2) UVA1 3 times a week and subsequently increased in increments of 5 J/cm(2) to a medium-range dose of 50 J/cm(2) per session. The patient underwent a total of 45 sessions with a cumulative dose of 1,495 J/cm(2) UVA1 without any adverse events. At the conclusion of UVA1 phototherapy, a decrease in erythema and skin thickness was observed which was most prominent in the periphery of the lesion in the right groin area. A follow-up 12 months after phototherapy showed continued treatment benefit. To our knowledge, this is the first report describing the successful use of UVA1 (340-400 nm) phototherapy in a patient with GSS.

Granulomatous slack skin (GSS) is an extremely rare disorder within the group of cutaneous T cell lymphomas (CTCL). Ultraviolet A1 (UVA1) phototherapy has previously been reported to be useful in the treatment of CTCL such as mycosis fungoides. We report a 35-year-old Caucasian male with GSS treated with UVA1 phototherapy starting at 20 J/cm(2) UVA1 3 times a week and subsequently increased in increments of 5 J/cm(2) to a medium-range dose of 50 J/cm(2) per session. The patient underwent a total of 45 sessions with a cumulative dose of 1,495 J/cm(2) UVA1 without any adverse events. At the conclusion of UVA1 phototherapy, a decrease in erythema and skin thickness was observed which was most prominent in the periphery of the lesion in the right groin area. A follow-up 12 months after phototherapy showed continued treatment benefit. To our knowledge, this is the first report describing the successful use of UVA1 (340-400 nm) phototherapy in a patient with GSS.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:09 Feb 2010 07:37
Last Modified:07 Jul 2016 06:21
Publisher:Karger
ISSN:1018-8665
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1159/000226135
PubMed ID:19546523
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-29794

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